MOUNTAIN TRAVEL can present an occasional suprise. While traveling north on highway 89 we encountered a paving project on a narrow two lane portion. As we followed the pilot vehicle through the construction site, we got a close-up view of the entire operation. In just a 12 foot roadway width the crew was able to grind the old asphalt, remix it with fresh oil, and redistribute it on the road surface.
Pavement renewal jobs are "slick" - with many benefits especially in the mountains. Recycled asphalt mix is cheaper with a short contruction time, less exposure to work zone hazards, longer pavement life, and a reduced environmental footprint. That's win-win situation, and worth the minor traffic delay during our vacation trip. Well done!