Complaints after cost-cutting road resurfacing in Medford.

By Steve Best Wed 17th August News
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Wed 17th August

The City of Medford may have saved money in a recent road resurfacing project, but drivers are already complaining about a bumpy ride. Steve Best has more…

The City of Medford paid a contractor $825,000 to resurface portions of city streets with low-cost cape seal.

The city’s road engineer said that traditional repaving would have cost around $2.5 million. However, the tradeoff is that the asphalt used is much thinner than normal – only a half-inch thick.

The city is trying to cut road costs by around 50 percent. This is because of the rising costs of asphalt, which have grown from $50 per pound several years ago to $70 per pound today.
 

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