Taylor Takes the Lead in utilizing Innovative Road Reconstruction Technology

The City of Taylor will again take its place on the forefront of innovation, this time in regard to new road reconstruction technology that will be used in the reconstruction project of Pardee Road.

The technology, called "Full Depth Reclamation using Foamed Asphalt", has been utilized in 35 states, and will be introduced for the first time in Michigan in the City of Taylor to reconstruct Pardee Road, north of Ecorse to Cypress..
The public is invited to attend the kick-off demonstration of the road resurfacing project which will begin at 9:15 a.m., Monday, September 10, 2007, at the Taylor Department of Public Works (DPW), 25605 Northline Road (at Beech Daly). A shuttle will be provided to the construction site where attendees will be taken to Pardee Road.  The shuttle will depart the DPW building at 10 a.m.

Renee Pipis of RCP Associates, working with project contractor Ten Mile Creek Excavation, said the process uses a reclamation technology that is able to penetrate deep into the foundation of the existing road, recycle the materials that are already there and mix in additional materials as needed, such as aggregate, stone or concrete. The result is a very smooth reconstruction of the road.

"We are very pleased that Mayor Cameron Priebe and City of Taylor officials have the foresight to utilize an innovative technology that produces a high quality road at about half the cost of traditional roads," Pipis said. "It is a cost-saving and effective process."
For more information on the road project, call the City of Taylor Department of Public Works at (734) 374-1373.