Industrial Avenue & Main Street Road Asphalt Installation

Routine testing of the recently installed road asphalt on Main Street at Industrial Avenue has revealed a shortcoming in the quality of the material. This is a very unusual and unexpected occurrence and the contractor has committed to rectify it at the earliest opportunity with minimum inconvenience to the public and adjacent property owners.

Details of the issue and corrective work are provided below:

  • The asphalt on Industrial Road from Quebec to Amherst was installed during the last week of May.
  • As part of the City of Penticton’s due diligence quality control checks revealed that the oil content in the asphalt installed for the southbound lane of the Main Street portion of the work did not meet the required standard.
  • The asphalt oil content was too high and this would lead to problems with rutting and movement of the road surface.
  • Currently the defective material removal and replacement is limited to the southbound lanes of Main Street.
  • Further testing is underway to confirm the quality of the remaining asphalt installed for this project and notification will be provided should additional corrective work be required.
  • The contractor will remove and replace the deficient material in the southbound lanes of Main Street on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 starting at 5:00 am (subject to weather) to minimize any inconvenience to the travelling public and local business owners.
  • All costs for the asphalt removal and replacement and line re-painting will be the responsibility of the contractor.

The City apologizes for any inconvenience this might cause.  Should you have any questions or concerns on this matter, please direct them to the City Engineering Department at 250 490 2521.