The Watchdog

Parvin Road isn’t so bumpy now

Updated: 2013-11-09T02:40:22Z

The problem

A month ago, Brian Case of Kansas City, North, called the intersection at Interstate 435 and Parvin Road “the worst one in Kansas City.”

According to Case, it felt like he was “driving over railroad tracks when exiting northbound and turning west” onto Parvin Road.

The answer

The area has been repaired, and Case has noticed the difference.

The improvement was part of a longstanding plan to cold-mill the pavement and replace it with stone mastic asphalt, said Sean Demory, spokesman for the Kansas City Public Works Department.

Demory described the material as “a textured and particularly durable form of asphalt that’s useful at high-traffic stress areas such as intersections and high-capacity roadways.”

The Watchdog says some of that stone mastic stuff is needed in The Star newsroom. A high-traffic stress area, for sure.

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