In preparation for hot-in-place recycling across a host of downtown streets, the city of Georgetown is milling several roads on the western side of downtown this week. The process involves stripping down and smoothing the pavement, with the excess then recycled into a new surface.

According to an announcement from the city, work will continue Sept. 9 on West Seventh Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Street and South Austin Avenue; and on West Sixth, West Eighth and West Ninth streets between Scenic Drive and South Austin Avenue.

Milling will also start on West Street between West 11th and West Sixth streets—where it is scheduled to continue into Sept. 10—and onto West 10th Street between Railroad Avenue and South Austin Street. The work is described as a “moving operation” and will not require street closures, though flaggers will be onsite to assist drivers around the work. However, drivers should expect delays in the area and are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

The hot-in-place recycling—which will provide a new asphalt surface to roads—will commence once all of the milling work is completed. Milling will also take place this week on Windmill Cove near Northwest Boulevard, on River Bend Drive between Dawn Drive and Northwest Boulevard, and on Lakeway Drive between Williams Drive and Northwest Boulevard.