If you’ve seen some pink roads, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve had too much to drink. Some Pasco County roads are turning pink. Here’s why.
It might have been more fun to tell you that the roads are in honor of singer Pink. That’s just not the case. However, there are roads in Pasco County that, in fact, are turning pink.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) in Pasco County has a project that is meant to increase the life span of roads. The first stretch on which the treatment is being used is Aripeka Road from US-19 to the Pasco County boarder is being treated. DPW crews are adding “Reclamite” on the road. Once the product is put on the road, the road turns pink for about 30 minutes.
Reclamite is a treatment used on roads. The product is petroleum based and is used to help restore the pavement. It helps to seal the road from water and air. When used properly, it cuts on maintenance costs. Lanes treat need to be closed during the application, so keep an eye on those Pasco County streets.
The treatment will continue on other various roads around the county.The project will continue through the fall. The process will be used on select arterial and collector roads.
[Source: Pasco County Public Works]