Each year, the city completes a rejuvenator project (formerly known as reclamite) in designated areas to extend pavement life and contain materials within the original asphalt pavement. The rejuvenator is an oil-based material that will be sprayed directly on the road surface, followed by the temporary application of a sand product. The process takes 2-3 days.
The 2021 Rejuvenator is scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 15. This year's project will take place in the Copper Ridge, Savanna Oaks North, and Fairhaven neighborhoods. The project will also include the access road to Carver Lake Park in the northwest and Karen Drive and Sutherland Drive in the northeast. See a project map.
All work schedules are weather dependent. To allow the contractor to do effective and thorough work, on-street parking will be prohibited in the project areas June 15-25, between 7 a.m.-7 p.m. View the neighborhood notification.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How is the rejuvenator applied?
Pavement rejuvenator is applied as a liquid and sprayed onto the pavement from a distance of about a foot. It takes 30 minutes for the rejuvenator to be absorbed into the pavement. The contractor will apply the product to one side of the road at a time, to maintain access to the neighborhood throughout construction. After the rejuvenator is absorbed into the pavement, sand is placed on the road to absorb excess product.
- When can I drive over the rejuvenator?
After the rejuvenator is applied, it takes about 30 minutes for the product to be absorbed in to the pavement. After 30 minutes, sand is placed over the rejuvenator to absorb any excess material. Once the sand is applied, the road is safe to drive on. It is recommended to drive slowly over the rejuvenator to prevent any product from splashing on a vehicle.
- Can I park on the street?
No parking will be allowed on streets when the rejuvenator is placed. Vehicles may resume parking on streets after sand is swept, 1-2 days after the rejuvenator is placed.
- Is it safe for pets and storm drains?
Rejuvenators are not harmful to pets, but it is recommended to keep all pets off the road for 24 hours. The product is not placed in the rain to help prevent it from getting into storm drains. Occasionally there will be a sheen in stormwater ponds after the rain, but the sheen is a result of animal fats and is not harmful.
How do I remove rejuvenator stuck to my car?
You can exit your driveway and drive through the work area, but please go slow and stay on the sanded areas as the material can be slippery and may stick to vehicles. Be advised that driving onto a driveway before the contractor is finished sanding may cause the driveway and sidewalk to become temporarily discolored. These materials can be washed off with hot soapy water, WD-40 or a bug and tar remover. It is most effective to clean the material off as soon as possible.