In busy urban areas roadway paving is often performed at night to avoid obstructing traffic.
The below montage reorders images from several separate paving runs to show the logical sequence of the paving process.
A road roller stands ready to compress the freshly laid asphalt.
The paving crew readies the paving machine for its next run.
The paving crew waits for the next truckload of asphalt to arrive.
The paving machine and the asphalt truck move into position.
The truck prepares to load its cargo into the paving machine.
Asphalt pours into the paving machine under the supervision of the crew.
The paving process begins. A road roller follows behind, compacting the fresh asphalt.
The extent of the paved area is carefully controlled by the crew.
Asphalt pours rapidly onto the road's surface.
The bin on the front of the paving machine is able to tilt.
Great care is taken to pave precisely around a corner.