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GSB-88 ® Featured in the News

New product promises pavement preservation in Council Bluffs.

Jobeth Devera,


Crews are applying a product called GSB-88 ®, which “penetrates the asphalt and fills in all those voids,” said Jeremy Noel, the department’s streets and sewers manager. If not filled, potholes could lead to bigger problems that Noel is trying to avoid. “We are proactive in trying to extend the lives of our pavements,” Noel said. One application of GSB-88 can last up to 10 years and delay expensive resurfacing projects. Council Bluffs resident Bill Grove said he is happy about the possible solution.“Makes sense to me to try something new,” he said. “It’s going to be a lot less expensive than putting two more inches of asphalt on it.” Noel said he knows the department has a lot of work to do. In the meantime, he is asking motorists to be patient while crews finish the job. “It’s an inconvenience for a little while, but it’s worth it in the end,” he said. Council Bluffs road officials plan to test another product on the roads later this summer to see which will work best in the long run.

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