ODOT, Road Contractors Watching Thermometer

AKRON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Local communities often learn how much road paving money they’ll be getting in July, so it’s a matter of getting the projects going quickly, before it’s too cold to drop “hot” asphalt.

Justin Chesnic with ODOT we’re already getting close.

Ideally, temperatures for that top surface of asphalt should be in the 50s or better yet the 60s.

For the intermediate course underneath, 40s will do.

Crews will many times leave the intermediate course up all winter for drivers to use, and come back in the Spring with that top layer.

That has contractors and road departments working fast to beat the colder weather.