"If the base road is good, you can do maintenance over and over at a third of the cost of a full-depth reclamation," said Milford Highway Surveyor Scott Crisafulli.
To maintain road integrity, local departments of public works and highway departments deploy an array of tools. The least intrusive, said Franklin DPW Director Robert "Brutus" Cantoreggi, is crack sealing.
“With crack sealing, we take an emulsion and use it to fill hairline cracks,” he said. “That’s to keep out water which, during the winter, causes potholes.
“It doesn’t look great, but it’s a very cost-effective way to maintain roads,” he added.
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|crack seal on Everett St, Franklin in 2014|
|chip seal on Delta Dr in 2014|
rework the road base
|Lewis St in 2015|
|new base coat in place, the curbing and sidewalks are being installed before the final coat is applied on Lewis St|
|the raised crosswalk at Dean College on the newly paved Main St|
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