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Pavement Rejuvenator Project - Update

What is Pavement Rejuvenation?

Pavement Rejuvenation is a process by which products are applied topically to streets to seal the pavement surface.  On older street the application will restore original asphalt properties lost as a result of oxidation.  On newly reconstructed streets the application is intended to extend the quality of the pavement additional years.

Pavement rejuvenator applications are applied prior to visible failures in the street.  Roadway candidates are streets that have been newly resurfaced or recently constructed.

What options are being tested?

There are three rejuvenation products being used:


Made from agricultural oils, this clear product is applied by truck as well a harmless citrus odder that dissipates quickly. Vehicular traffic is prohibited for approximately two hours after application.

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This gilsonite based product is applied to replace and protect the pure unrefined bituminous properties of asphalt. The natural black color requires more careful monitoring after application to minimize tracking.


A colorless petroleum based emulsion applied by truck, covered with a thin layer of sand to prevent tracking. Vehicular traffic will be prohibited in treated areas for several hours during application and approximately two hours after application. Streets would be swept after 24 hours to remove sand.


When the pavement in front of your home is scheduled, please know that these treatments are weather dependent. If the forecast calls for rain, operations will be delayed. Once the contractor begins work on your street, the process will only take a few hours and then the road will be fully open to traffic. The Orland Park

If you have a lawn sprinkling system that sprays onto the street pavement please turn it off for the day the work will be performed on your street and for one day following the treatment. Water can reduce the effectiveness of the rejuvenator.

You can exit your driveway and drive through the work area, but please drive slowly as the material can be slippery and get onto cars. Be advised that driving onto a driveway before the material is sufficiently dry 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 --- the earlier the better.

These agents are environmentally safe and extend the pavement’s life. Please work with us through any inconveniences as this preventative maintenance effort will minimize the need for more costly and disruptive methods of street repair.