How long should a street last?

It is important to recognize the many factors that impact pavement lifecycle. The number one factor is age. The wearing surface of the road should last fifteen years assuming the road base is solid and preventative maintenance is done. A strong second factor is traffic volume and truck traffic. The third factor to consider is freeze thaw cycles and our ability to keep water from getting under the surface pavement. Crack sealing road centerlines and refraction cracks are key to extending pavement life.

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1. Why are the plows scraping the pavement so much you see white marks?
2. Why does the Village utilize underbelly plows?
3. Will the scraping cause the streets to wear out prematurely?
4. How long should a street last?