Richmond VA > Public Works > Paving

Last Updated: 2017-07-31

Each year DPW implements its paving program, which runs from April thru November. There are two types of paving that take place throughout the City.

Pavement Condition August 2017

Slurry

When streets are resurfaced it is a two-step process.

    1.   Surface preparation to seal cracks and keep out water

  • Patching potholes, leveling uneven areas, applying an asphalt underlayment
  • During this process the road may be rough and unsightly for several weeks

    2.   Slurry application

  • About 3-4 weeks following the preparation work
  • Emulsified asphalt is spread over the pavement to extend the life of the pavement and provide a smooth surface

Street Paving 2
Street Paving 5

Milling and Overlay

If the asphalt has reached the end of its life cycle, milling 1” to 2” of existing asphalt and placing a new surface is an option to extend the life of the pavement versus a total remove and replace.


Street Paving 4
Street Paving 3

Contact Information:

Dept of Public Works
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Suite 704
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Hours: Monday -Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Customer Care Center: 3-1-1
or (804)646-7000

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If you have any questions, please call the City’s Customer Care Center at 3-1-1 or (804) 646-7000

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