The technique provides a coarse, sandpaper-like surface designed to improve friction and reduce the likelihood of traffic running off the road.
The process will begin with cleaning the road surface. An epoxy will then be applied followed by the application of small, coarse gravel to the road's surface.
The road will remain open to traffic, and flaggers will direct motorists through the work zones. Motorists can expect delays. The contractor uses an epoxy, so traffic accessing from adjacent roads and driveways can expect up to a 15-minute delay.
Work is weather-dependent.
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) information on the technique: FHWA page
In 2021, approximately $294,848 will be spent on the program. $265,363 will come from a Federal Highway Safety Improvement fun and the remaining share of $29,353 will be funded by the R.C.O.C.