Asphalt resurfacing projects are generally less intensive than street reconstruction / urbanization projects. On streets with existing curb and gutter, the asphalt surface is removed, any soft areas in the gravel base are repaired and strengthened, minor areas of curb and gutter area removed and replaced and a new asphalt surface is constructed. On rural roadways with ditches the existing asphalt surface is removed, repairs are made to soft areas of the gravel base, a crown is re-established to ensure proper drainage and a new asphalt surface is constructed. In some instances, culvert replacement may take place during the project or during the previous year. The photos below illustrate an asphalt resurfacing project.