AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The City of Amarillo will begin testing a new method of improving roads this Wednesday in the Woodlands neighborhood.
By using this new pavement preservation method, roads will be closed for 24 hours during the span of the project, but not all roads will be closed at once.
“We actually chose the roadways in the Woodlands area because of their age. They’re relatively newer streets compared to across the city,” said Kyle Schniederjan, Director of Capital Projects. “This product performs better on the preservation of a newer street.”
“Not all of the roadways will be shut down at once,” said Tanner Devenney, City Engineer I for the City of Amarillo. “One of the reasons that we chose this area was because most of the residents within this project limits will have back alleyway access to their homes.”
The contractor, Andale Construction, will be providing a shuttle service for residents who need assistance from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day of the project.
“They’re willing to help people from carrying their groceries to an elderly person who may not be able to walk as far from their car to their home,” said Devenney, who is also serving as project manager for this project.
The new product is a high density mineral bond and will be the first time it’s used in city limits.
Previously, the city has done seal maintenance which included rock chips.
While the city says that product works great for preservation, it’s hoping a new way of street preservation may be more suitable to residents.
“What we’re asking residents for is their input, we really do want their input in it,” said Schniederjan.
According to a flyer sent to residents, trash and mail services will continue as scheduled.
You can view a map of all the road closures, and what day and time they will be happening, weather permitting, below.