Paving The Way

What is Paving the Way?

The City of Montebello's "Paving the Way"  plan began in early 2020 as a series of street improvement projects scheduled throughout the 2020 - 2021 fiscal year. Work primarily affected local neighborhood street segments. New improvements include ADA ramps, repairs of sidewalks, repairs of curbs and gutters, and resurfacing of streets and local drainage areas. This project is unique due to its incorporation of Asphalt-Rubber Aggregate Membrane Seal Coat (ARAM) and HyRAP® technology for paving new streets.

What is ARAM?

Asphalt-Rubber Aggregate Membrane Seal Coat (ARAM) and HyRAP® technology. ARAM recycles the equivalent of over 600 California scrap tires in every lane mile, an amount significantly more than any other comparable product. The use of ARAM has an immediate benefit of reducing tire stockpiles and indirectly aids in conserving land, preventing fires, and preventing water pollution. Using this recycled material also allows the City to be more cost effective in preventing unnecessary repairs that would result from using less durable paving materials. While this strategy benefits our community economically it preserves the future of our environment as well.

Alligator Cracking

Photo of the HyRAP® going down onto the paving interlayer ARAM.


Above - A close up of the new wearing surface. The asphalt is called HyRAP®. This sustainable material is cutting edge technology and mixed as they layer it over the ARAM.


Above - This is a cut-away picture of the composite interlayer paving strategy using ARAM and HyRAP®. These two paving technologies combined make a formidable paving strategy that ensure longer lasting roads.

Current Schedule

  • Next phase of paving is currently in development.
  • All dates subject to change due to weather, etc.
  • All residents will be directly notified of work in their area.