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Posted on: August 4, 2023

City conducting asphalt resurfacing along Portland and Catalpa streets beginning Aug. 7


Asphalt Milling

The City of Springfield’s asphalt resurfacing contractor APAC expects to conduct resurfacing work along sections of Portland and Catalpa streets beginning Monday, Aug. 7.  Work along these segments is estimated for completion within two weeks (weather dependent).   

The roadway segments planned for overlay include: 

  • Portland Street between Campbell and Fort avenues
  • Catalpa Street between Grant and New avenues

The resurfacing work is part of the City’s plan to resurface approximately 22 lane miles of roadway this summer as part of Public Works overall pavement maintenance strategy. The City’s contractor began asphalt milling and overlay work in June and will continue through September (weather dependent). 

APAC will provide property owners 48 hours notice prior to beginning work on a segment impacting their property. Access will be maintained to all properties throughout the resurfacing work. 

To view a full list of additional roadways planned for asphalt overlay in 2023, visit 


About the asphalt milling and overlay process 

Asphalt mill and overlay is one of multiple pavement management methods the City uses to repair, maintain and extend the life of City streets. The City conducts a pavement condition assessment of Springfield's roadway network every three years. Information from this assessment helps identify immediate maintenance needs, monitor pavement condition over time, develop preventive maintenance strategies and assist with budgeting funds. 

The resurfacing process involves first milling the street to remove old pavement. A new asphalt surface is generally laid within a few days. Between milling and overlay steps, the roadway surface is rough, but driveable. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through these work zones. 

Motorists should expect single-lane closures along each roadway segment planned for overlay work. A flagger may be posted to maintain 2-way traffic around the work site. Periodic full lane closures may be necessary depending on the volume and characteristics of the roadway. 

The project is funded through the Major Street Resurfacing and Rehabilitation program of the voter-approved ¼-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax. 

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Media contact: Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or [email protected]

Learn more about asphalt overlays.
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