The Missouri Department of Tourism has put together a great video that provides a great explanation as to why repaving a road is only a temporary fix. If you pay attention to such things you’ll have noted that a couple years ago many of our roads were repaved and yet have already started showing signs of deterioration. Here’s why:
Ultimately if we want to truly fix issues with our roads we need to dig up the upper layers of pavement and rebuild the lower supporting layers. It also helps explain why the addition of much larger trucks on our roads may not have been the best long term idea.
Credit to Infrastructurist for promoting this video.