Is the new road more slippery or slick when wet?

Some citizens have asked about the new surface on this section of Shaw Road. Although pervious concrete is a different material than regular asphalt, we know of no demonstrated difference in the friction produced by these materials.

As far as traction goes, all wet roads negatively impact tire traction. Another factor affecting traction is the condition of a vehicle’s tires. Proper tire inflation is also critical as it improves traction while improper inflation degrades traction.

Traction is additionally affected by driving speed. Because skidding can result from taking a corner at too high of a speed, turning speeds should be reduced when roads are wet.

Barring the presence of snow or ice, cars should not be spinning out nor motorcycles losing grip on this section of Shaw due to simply wet conditions. In fact, we’ve not received any documented reports of this happening over the past two months the road has been open.

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1. How will those on the east side of Shaw Road access our homes?
2. How does the City plan to address cut-through traffic in the neighborhoods?
3. When will my fence be removed and replaced?
4. How will customers of Creative Dry Storage access our stored items?
5. Why will this project cost so much, and take so long?
6. Can the timing of the signal at Military Road and SR162 be adjusted to accommodate increased volume while Shaw Road is closed?
7. Can the City install a temporary signal at 23rd/7th during this project?
8. Will Shaw Road have a middle turn lane between 23rd and Manorwood?
9. Is there enough roadway for two through lanes and the new center lane?
10. Why is the new Shaw Road “bumpy”?
11. Why was permeable pavement used to reconstruct Shaw Road?
12. Why are some of the new crossing signals not operational?
13. Is the new road more slippery or slick when wet?