Sunderland Road, North Amherst
The efficient ReHeat technique chops up old pavement, adds in hot asphalt emulsion additives and puts it back down ... all in one quick pass.
The method even costs a little less than the traditional approach. Except in the case of Sunderland Road, it didn't work. Potholes started appearing even before the first winter was done.
So the DPW is doing it over and Gallagher Asphalt of Thornton, Ill. repaid the town for most of the projected cost. Other problems were discovered not related to their original work, and the repaving job they did on North Pleasant Street and University Drive seem to be fine.
I'm told the road repaving is scheduled for Thursday, barring any snow. Businesses in the North Amherst Village Center will be pleased.