Rejuvenator extends road life
The Lake County Division of Transportation will be applying pavement rejuvenator, a glue-type substance that can extend the life of a road by five years, to 15 newly completed road surfaces. The maltene-based substance acts like glue to create a tighter road surface. This leads to less rocks chipping off, slows the oxidation process, and prevents water from sitting in cracks in the pavement, reducing damage from freeze-thaw cycles, according to LCDOT. Traffic impacts are typically minimal as one lane is closed at a time while the rejuvenator is applied in a process that takes about 30 minutes. Once applied, motorists may notice a substance that looks like sand, which prevents the rejuvenator liquid from soaking in the pavement and getting on vehicles. Watch a video and see a map of the locations at https://www.lakecountyil.gov/3906/About-Pavements.