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West Point street crews could be working to repair potholes left in the wake of a street overlay project as early as Wednesday.
According to Randy Jones, West Point chief administrative officer, the city elected to go with a relatively thin overlay when repaving Main Street in the spring, which had separated in places due to sharp temperature changes.
â€śThatâ€™s the hazard with a thin overlay,â€ť Jones said. â€śItâ€™s not any fault of the pavers, itâ€™s just typical in the winter. It may not have a good seal on it, and then water gets in, freezes and causes it to separate. ... Weâ€™ve known about it. It tends to happen when youâ€™ve got sharp temperature changes like we do where its in the 70s one day and 25 (degrees) the next.â€ť
Like most road work, the initial overlay project was not a cheap one. Jones said just to repave Main Street could cost as much as $100,000 â€” hence the decision to go with thin overlay. Costs for the repair work on Main are not yet known, though .
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