New Jersey’s first concrete highway is about to get refurbished. Known as “The Concrete Mile,” this stretch of road will cost $1.2 million dollars to get repaired. Assessments by the New Jersey Department of Transportation say that the Concrete Highway is in need of repair as the condition of the road has become hazardous and fixes are necessary to ensure driver safety.
Wherever possible, it has used a synthetic resin compound to fill cracks. But some of the cracks were so severe that sections of the original concrete had to be removed and replaced with precast concrete slabs, the spokesman said. Diamond grinding is being performed on the new slabs to ensure they match the level of the original concrete, he said.