Asphalt Pavement Reinforcement
JERSEY CITY - NEW JERSEY - U.S.A.
IWT CARGO-GUARD INC.
JERSEY CITY ROADMESH
Rolling out the Roadmesh for placement
Roadmesh is cut to go around existing utilities
Slurry seal being placed on top of roadmesh
The New Jersey Department of Transportation began reconstructing routes 1 and 9, a heavily traveled truck route, in the Jersey City area. The work involved adding on and off ramps for local traffic to access routes 1 and 9. The old and damaged asphalt roadway was also replaced. The road is a main route for trucks accessing and exiting the nearby airport cargo area, the seaport, transfer stations, and commuter traffic into New York City. Due to the heavy traffic, the New Jersey DOT wanted a product to help reinforce the new roadway. They were looking for a product that could withstand the load pressures from the constant truck traffic and help extend the lifespan of the newly paved road, minimizing the damage associated with the truck traffic, such as cracking and rutting.
The New Jersey DOT chose to use the Maccaferri Road Mesh Type “L” to be installed under the new roadway. The strength and flexibility of the Road Mesh reduces the cracking and rutting of the new roadway by absorbing the load pressures of the vehicle traffic and dispersing it more evenly over a greater area. This increases the time between maintenance and repairs to the roadway, saving the New Jersey DOT time and money.