Gresham plans resurfacing project on Northeast 162nd


A section of Northeast 162nd Avenue will get a new road surface by recycling its existing overlay.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 17, Gresham will reconstruct 162nd between Halsey Street and Hoyt Street just north of Glisan Street using a process called full-depth reclamation, said Laura Shepard, city spokeswoman.

This process recycles the existing, worn-out asphalt overlay and uses it to build a new surface. The recycled base will be stronger, more uniform and more moisture resistant than a traditional rock base, resulting in greater resistance to cracks and weather damage, Shepard said.

It also costs 25 percent to 50 percent less than traditional road replacement.

The roadwork is weather-dependent, but if all goes well, it should be done on Friday, Oct. 21. It also requires closing this section of 162nd to anyone other than local residents and emergency responders.

Detours will be announced in advance on electronic reader boards. Short delays are expected.

On-street parking will not be allowed in the construction area, with signs to be posted 24 hours in advance. Any parked vehicles, trailers or equipment also will be towed at the owner's expense during construction.

The roadwork is part of the city's summer paving push called 'The Road Ahead.' For details, visit Avenue.