Thursday, November 24, 2011

Madison Bike Lanes 3: Laying the Asphalt

The next, and perhaps most obvious, step of the repaving process is the laying of the asphalt.

So here is the magic machine that actually lays out the asphalt.

Right behind it are two rollers.  One flattens the edges along the gutter; the other the rest of the lane.  And you have one guy on foot taking care of the edges.

Working around the manholes requires special attention...

The outer lanes were completed first.

"Here they come again..."

Smoke break.

This dump truck keeps the asphalt machine churning.

Here again are the rollers.

Sign truck pulling up the rear.

Here is Madison with the base coat of asphalt.  Note they left the centerline unpaved for traffic control.

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