The Downtown project was included in this year's fiscal budget. We will use a petroleum product — Gilsonite Resin
GSB-88 ® — before the refining process. I'm excited. We will gain another 5 or 6 years on our streets by doing this.
Gee applies GSB ® to fend off the oxidation that starts immediately after the construction process and extend the life of the pavement by maintaining the flexibility of the asphalt. Pavement preservation represents a proactive approach in maintaining our existing street network. It (GSB ®) will reduce future costly, time consuming rehabilitation and reconstruction projects and associated traffic disruptions. With timely preservation we can provide the traveling public with improved safety and mobility, reduced congestion, and smoother, longer lasting pavements.
City of Bettendorf, IA
Watch this video discussing the unique needs for asphalt preservation in cities and towns.