In 2014, the City of La Palma completed a comprehensive Seven-Year Residential Street Rehabilitation Program
that ensures that all streets in the City are of the highest possible quality. Now that every street has been rehabilitated, the seven-year cycle has been extended to a nine-year cycle. The next cycle will include Rubberized Emulsion Aggregate Slurry (REAS) in residential areas to extend the life and quality of the pavement.
The City of La Palma understands that conducting pavement rehabilitation may cause inconveniences to the public. However, in order to adequately maintain the City’s streets, these repair activities must be conducted periodically in order to maximize the use of public funds. We appreciate your assistance in ensuring that your road surface is of the highest quality.
Prior to any pavement rehabilitation project, the City conducts concrete sidewalk, curb, and gutter rehabilitation, as well as crack-sealing on streets scheduled for rehabilitation. This preparation process requires adequate curing time for the concrete and crack sealing material to reach their maximum strength.
There are currently two methods of pavement rehabilitation strategies that the City uses: Rubberized Emulsion Aggregate Slurry (REAS), and Asphalt Rubber Hot Mix (ARHM) overlays. Both are described below.