Some motorists could be doing a double-take over the next several months, as Pasco County treats some of its roads with a substance that makes them turn temporarily pink.
Pasco County Public Works crews will be applying Reclamite, an asphalt pavement penetrating rejuvenator intended to give the roads longer life by sealing them, preventing air and water intrusion and improving durability, according to a county news release.
The process can add up to five years of life to a road, the release said.
The project is beginning on the west side of the county, but will be done on other select arterial and collector roads in the future.
When initially applied to the road, the substance appears pink, but that disappears in about 30 minutes, the county reports.
The first stretch of road to be treated will be Aripeka Road from U.S. 18 to the Pasco County line.
Published August 10, 2022