City of Red Deer crews will begin micro-surfacing work on 30 Ave. between Lees Street and Hwy 11 Thursday.
Crews will begin line marking removal and non-intersection work Thursday, which will result in intermittent lane closures.
The work will start in the northbound lanes and traffic is expected to be delayed in both directions.
When the work on 30 Ave. is complete, crews will start on Hwy 11 between Rutherford Drive and Range Road 270. Drivers may notice a rougher surface texture on a micro surfaced road and are encouraged to slow down and use alternative routes whenever possible.
According to a release from the city, micro-surfacing is a road preservation treatment used to extend the life of pavement anywhere from five to eight years, depending on the current condition of the pavement surface.
Micro-surfacing provides a thin wearing surface on top of the existing asphalt that city roads are paved with. Micro-surfacing is installed quicker and is ready to drive on faster than traditional hot-mix asphalt.