Texas Heatwave 2016 ... City of Dallas Streets.

Dallas, Texas
August 10, 2016 12:17pm CST
The heat in the middle of the day is in fact so high that City Streets can't put their mixture of hot concrete, mixed with oil and asphalt on the streets until it's past midnight. Yesterday at or near 12 midnight, the City of Dallas, Streets, were using a giant truck to pour a hot mixture of asphalt, oil and concrete as a mix on the street to resurface the center lanes on both sides of the center median. The idea is, there is less traffic at past midnight and also the temperature is moderate and below the 100 degree mark so that the concrete, oil and asphalt mixture will become cool and solid before the morning traffic. When the City of Dallas tried a year ago to patch a pot hole using hot tar in the summertime, it didn't have time to set and the traffic ruined it. The otherwise flat surface turned into a ripple. You might compare the surface of the hot tar on the road with a Frito-Lay's brand Ruffle's potato chip. My reference for this discussion below: From texastarandchip dot com: Prime Asphalt:
Prime Asphalt does Tar & Chip Seal, a less expensive alternative to Black Top or Concrete serving all of Texas and specializing in farm and ranch paving services
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@Corbin5 (109437)
• United States
10 Aug 16
Dang! That is dangerous heat you have there! Yep, starting the work at midnight is the only option.
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• Dallas, Texas
10 Aug 16
There have always been serious deaths and health emergencies here in the Greater Dallas-Ft.Worth metro area due to the heat island effect caused by increase motor vehicle traffic, concrete and sustained high pressure in the upper atmosphere making the air stand still and just keep on getting hotter and hotter. Only thing that might help is if the upper jet stream changes and brings in some rain.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
10 Aug 16
Far too hot for my blood. Surprised they don't just declare no repairs until winter
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• Dallas, Texas
10 Aug 16
We hardly ever had a winter in 2015. They need to do road repairs when ever possible. Dallas is ever expanding in it's population and roads take high priority. Besides, this is a major road for emergency response vehicles such as fire, ambulance and police 24/7.
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@jstory07 (68243)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Aug 16
Starting the work at midnight is the best way to do it to let the tar get hard before people drive on it.
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• Dallas, Texas
10 Aug 16
Yes and the traffic is at a minimum at this time between around 2 AM and 6 AM. A 4 hour window.