Asphalt Approaches

New Construction Asphalt & Proven Municipality Specifications | Action Asphalt

We build asphalt approaches connecting city or county streets with your property to meet any municipality specification. These approaches are often required for final occupancy of new construction.

Differences Between Traditional Asphalt Surfaces and Asphalt Approaches

asphalt approach

Because asphalt approaches act as a buffer between county or city streets and private driveways or roads, it’s crucial that each approach is carefully designed and uses approved materials to ensure long-term performance.

Due to the softer attributes of gravel, it is generally not recommended for use as a primary material in building asphalt approaches. Traditional asphalt pavement, cement concrete, brick, and stone pavers may be used in driveway approach areas, but it is highly recommended that an aggregate asphalt mix be utilized for its durability and ease of repairs over the life of the material.

Asphalt approaches extend from about 9′ from the edge of the connecting road and are typically required to be 3″ thick at minimum on top of 4″ of 3/4″ traffic bond stone.

Permitting and Planning
paperwork and permitting

Residential driveway approach projects that connect with city streets must obtain proper permitting before construction, replacement, or alterations may be made to the approach. Action Asphalt has extensive experience working with public works and city engineering departments across the entire Puget Sound region. We can handle proposals, permitting, applications, and coordination with city officials to ensure your project goes smoothly and is completed on time.