Pavement preservation provides lower cost pavements for a lifetime!
Pavement preservation, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), describes work that is planned and performed to improve or keep the condition of a pavement in a state of good repair. Preservation activities generally don’t add capacity or structural value, but do restore and maintain the pavement’s good overall surface condition, while slowing structural decline.
The same way routine oil changes and vehicle maintenance preserve the health of your engine and extend the life of your automobile, pavement preservation methods prolong pavement life, avoiding high future costs of reconstruction or rehabilitation.
Periodic, less disruptive preservation treatments maintain roads in a better overall condition for a longer lifespan.
Pavement preservation stretches tax dollars, providing a lower overall cost to taxpayers and a better return on investment.
On average, pavement preservation projects support approximately 25 percent more jobs on a dollar-for-dollar basis, compared with new construction or rehabilitation projects.