Rehabilitation of Two Neighborhood Streets Starts Next Week
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communication News
The City of Daytona Beach announced Thursday, the roadway rehabilitation of two neighborhood streets has been scheduled to begin next week. The affected roads include Willis Avenue between Welch Drive and Seneca Street and Seneca Street between Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard and Dunn Avenue.
According to a release, due to their conditions, the roadways will undergo a full-depth reclamation process. The reclamation process is a road reconstruction where the old pavement and base materials are pulverized, treated with a stabilizing agent, and re-applied to the road.
The road resurfacing will be done with an overlay of new asphalt. This method is a much quicker process than traditional road construction with less truck traffic, little or no waste, and the new roadway is as durable as a traditionally reconstructed roadway. Attempting to minimize traffic disruption, the White Street intersection will be renewed when that roadway comes due for its required maintenance in the future.
As part of the project, the Utilities staff has replaced service lines nearing the end of their useful life, to minimize disturbance of the newly constructed roadway.
The roadways will not be closed during the rehabilitation; however, traffic will be narrowed to one lane, and flaggers will help direct traffic. Crews will begin work on Willis Avenue and when that street is complete, work on Seneca Street. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The roadway rehabilitation is scheduled to be finished by the end of March. Residents and businesses in the area have been informed of the work. Champions Drive is the next scheduled resurfacing project and will start in the spring.