Overnight, August 9 – 10, 15th Street north of South Street was milled in preparation for resurfacing. The old asphalt will be recycled. Milling reveals a palimpsest of the street’s former surfaces: a patchwork of old concrete, abandoned trolley tracks, Belgian block. The historic layers see daylight for a few days or weeks, only to be entombed again.
Update Wednesday August 24:
Last night a new layer of curb-to-curb bituminous macadam sealed the historic (if fragmented) street surface. The new pavement is a definite plus for center city’s thousands of bicyclists.