re·​pave (ˌ)rē-ˈpāv How to pronounce repave (audio)
variants or less commonly re-pave
repaved also re-paved; repaving also re-paving

transitive + intransitive

: to pave (something) again
repaved the road
This project will include … fixing curbs and sidewalks, and re-paving with asphalt.Rick Rector

Examples of repave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mandelbaum told The Star that this won’t be the case for long: The streetcar project plans to repave the entire stretch of Main Street along the southern extension route — ideally before the year is over. Natalie Wallington, Kansas City Star, 4 June 2024 The reason for my writing was wondering when all of the streets will be repaved? Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 17 May 2024 That money was used to repave of the venue’s main 1.017-mile oval in December 2022, a move that furnished some local media buzz and got Rockingham back on racing’s radar. Alex Zietlow, Charlotte Observer, 20 May 2024 The three left lanes will be closed for repaving from 9 p.m. Friday through 4 a.m. Monday on both weekends. Caelyn Pender, The Mercury News, 17 May 2024 The overpass needs to be replaced, and the highway needs to be repaved, Eucalitto said, adding crews will work Saturday and Sunday in the hopes the busy interstate can reopen Monday. Krystal Nurse, USA TODAY, 3 May 2024 Each year, there’s typically about $5.5 million to $8 million in new revenue available for infrastructure projects, and about $4 million of that goes for repaving city roadways. Barbara Henry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Feb. 2024 Why Norwood Lateral is closing for construction The goal of the Ohio 561 project is to repave two sections of the state route. The Enquirer, 21 Mar. 2024 Ryan Sharp, the city’s transportation director, said when roads need to be repaved, Hoboken takes the additional step of cordoning off the street corners to widen curbs and shorten crosswalks. Jeff McMurray, Fortune, 2 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of repave was in 1611

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Cite this Entry

“Repave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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