Bringing Innovative Technology to our CD12 Streets
Posted by Councilmember Englander on August 25, 2017 at 10:48 AM
Street Services, the Board of Public Works, Department of General Services Standards Division, and PMI Technology to unveil a new cost effective surface treatment for our City’s failing streets.
Mix 1781 is the future of street preservation in Los Angeles. Mix 1781 is a Rubberized Polymer Modified Emulsified Asphalt surface treatment that is specifically designed for streets in poor/failed condition: D & F roads. Mix 1781 is an innovative solution that bonds to the existing pavement, improves the strength and pavement condition, and preserves streets for up to a 10 year period. This cutting-edge technology will prevent further pavement degradation and correct severe surface conditions such as raveling, oxidation, and loss of matrix providing a new wearing surface.
Los Angeles is in the midst of an infrastructure crisis that includes a 70-year backlog of failed/failing streets amounting to $4 billion. We need creative solutions that will fix our broken infrastructure. While Mix 1781 is not a permanent fix, it will save on future maintenance costs until we can fully rehabilitate failed roadways.
It is creative, cost effective solutions like this new mix that will change the way we look at preserving and repairing infrastructure for our future.