The City of Phillipsburg Public Works Department recently completed a project to resurface approximately 30,000 square feet of asphalt including the old pool parking lot and Fort Bissell Avenue west around the City Park.
“We’re recycling the existing asphalt using lime from the water treatment plant, mixing in water and a rejuvenating agent. We’ll relay it back in, reset the asphalt, do a chip seal on top of that and create a new driving surface,” said Public Works Director Tim Driggs last week.
The project cost between $45,000-$50,000 — much less than the roughly $200,000 it likely would have cost to install new asphalt. Driggs said the city is attempting to best use its limited resources while maximizing existing materials.
The project began Oct. 13 and was completed Oct. 21.