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NEW PARKING LOT INSTALLATION

New parking lot installations are important to get right. After all, this is the area of your business your customers will see first. With our new installation service, we survey the proposed area before grade and leveling. We install comprehensive drainage for water run-off that extends the life of your parking lot, reducing your costs in the long-run. Hard wearing, eye pleasing and built to last, new parking lots from Arrow Asphalt LLC are the gold standard.

PARKING LOT EXPANSIONS

Parking lot expansions are a fantastic and painless way to expand your business’s potential. Our teams work quickly, and in most cases without the need to close your current parking lot, to expand the area for customer’s vehicles. We smooth and blend the extension with the previous parking lot to create an unblemished surface that stands the test of time.

PARKING LOT REPLACEMENTS

Parking lot replacement is carried out quickly and professionally by the experienced teams at Arrow Asphalt. We remove old parking lot surfaces and grade and slope new areas to ensure proper drainage; a vital step for a long-lasting parking lot. Our surfaces are clean, presentable and hard wearing. Ideal for the OKC area.

PARKING LOT PAVING

Make the best first impression with parking lot paving from Arrow Asphalt LLC. Our parking lot paving offers some of the hardest wearing and longest lasting surfaces in the Oklahoma City area, able to withstand the rain, snow and storms that occur here. Say goodbye to unsightly cracks and pooled water with parking lot paving from a trusted contractor.

ASPHALT RESURFACING

Asphalt is an ideal surfacing material due to its durability, low cost and lack of heavy maintenance required. Our resurfacing offers any surface a new lease of life, and one that is able to withstand heavy foot or vehicular traffic without trouble. When your parking lot needs a new face, Arrow Asphalt LLC is the foremost asphalt resurfacing company in the Oklahoma City area.

RECYCLED ASPHALT PAVING

Reduce your costs and footprint with recycled asphalt paving from Arrow Asphalt LLC. Recycled asphalt is created during the milling and pulverization of previous surfaces. Recycled asphalt makes for a superbly tough and compacted paving material, which is mixed with other aggregates to form a heavy-duty surface. Contact us to find out about recycled asphalt paving in the Central Oklahoma area.

CHIP SEAL PARKING LOT

Chip seal offers an extremely economical route for parking lot paving. Not only will chip seal extend the life of an existing parking lot, but it will also add extra traction for the increased safety of vehicles and pedestrians. Contact Arrow Asphalt LLC and give your parking lot a new lease of life with quality chip seal paving in the Oklahoma City OK area.

CRACK REPAIRS

Cracks in a parking lot surface are a sign that your lot needs immediate maintenance work. Cracks must be dealt with quickly because they allow in water which worsen the quality of the entire surface. Our crack repair surface is an efficient and cost-effective way to extend the life of your parking lot. Arrow Asphalt LLC works quickly and professionally to reduce fuss. You won’t be disappointed.

POTHOLE REPAIRS

Potholes are unsightly and unsafe indications of a failing parking lot surface. Arrow Asphalt LLC will work quickly and professionally to repair the potholes in your parking lot surface and improve its longevity. All for a cost-effective price. Make the best first impression on customers with pothole repairs from Arrow Asphalt LLC:

PARKING LOT FINISHING

When your parking lot needs the finishing touches, come to Arrow Asphalt LLC. We offer sweeping and clearing to prevent early deterioration of your parking lot surface, as well as traffic signage for safety of users and speed bumps to control speed on the parking lot. For parking lot finishing in Oklahoma City, call us today.

PARKING LOT SEALCOATING

Sealcoating is an effective maintenance tactic that gives your parking lot the best protection against damage from weather, water and traffic. We coat your parking lot with high-quality sealants to extend its life and save you the cost of relaying an entire surface. For the best parking lot sealcoating in Oklahoma City Area, give us a call.

HANDICAP SPACE MARKING

Any parking lot that can be used by public or private car users must stick to ADA regulations and provide the correct amount of parking spaces for handicapped users. Ensure that you conform to legislation and offer your parking lot users the best experience with handicap space marking delivered by Arrow Asphalt LLC.

SIGN INSTALLATION

Give your parking lot visitors clear instructions with sign installation from Arrow Asphalt LLC. To stop chaos and improve safety on your parking lot, signs are required. We install quality and durable signage across the Oklahoma City OK area. Call us today.

PARKING LOT SWEEPING

Parking lot sweeping is the first line of defense against damage to your parking lot surface. Sweeping rids your parking lot of debris and items, like oil left by vehicles or asphalt that has come up off of the surface, that cause harm to the surface’s integrity. Parking lot sweeping from Arrow Asphalt LLC is a catch-all, cost-effective route to secure the long-life of your parking lot surface.

About Bethany, OK

The site is believed to have been continuously inhabited from the 6th century BCE. In 1923–1924, American archaeologist William F. Albright identified the village with Ananiah (or 'Ananyab); however, Edward Robinson and others have identified Ananiah with present-day Beit Hanina.

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913, there have been scholars who questioned whether al-Eizariya was the actual site of the ancient village of Bethany:

Bethany is recorded in the New Testament as a small village in Judaea, the home of the siblings Mary of Bethany, Martha, and Lazarus, as well as that of Simon the Leper. Jesus is reported to have lodged there after his entry into Jerusalem. The village is referenced in relation to five incidents, in which the word Bethany appears 11 times:

In Luke 10:38-42, a visit of Jesus to the home of Mary and Martha is described, but the village of Bethany is not named (nor whether Jesus is even in the vicinity of Jerusalem).

The Crusaders called al-Eizariya by its Biblical name Bethany. In 1138, King Fulk and Queen Melisende of Jerusalem purchased the village from the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem in exchange for land near Hebron. The queen founded a large Benedictine convent dedicated to Sts. Mary and Martha near the Tomb of Lazarus. Melisende's sister Ioveta, thenceforward "of Bethany," was one of the first abbesses. Melisende died there in 1163; her stepdaughter Sibylla of Anjou also died there in 1165. Melisende's granddaughter Sibylla, also later Queen of Jerusalem, was raised in the abbey. After the fall of Jerusalem in 1187, the nuns of the convent went into exile. The village seems to have been abandoned thereafter, though a visitor in 1347 mentioned Greek Orthodox monks attending the tomb chapel.

Yaqut al-Hamawi (†1229) described it as "A village near Jerusalem. There is here the tomb of Al Azar (Lazarus), whom Isa (Jesus) brought to life from being dead."

In the 1480s, during the Mamluk period, Felix Fabri visited and described different places in the village, including a "house and storehouse" of Maria Magdalen, the house of Martha, the church of the sepulchre of Lazarus, and the house of Simon the Leper. He described the village as being "well-peopled", with the inhabitants being saracen.

In 1517, the village was included in the Ottoman Empire with the rest of Palestine, and in the 1596 tax-records it appeared as 'Ayzariyya, located in the Nahiya of Jabal Quds of the Liwa of Al-Quds. The population was 67 households, all Muslim. They paid taxes on wheat, barley, vineyards and fruit trees, occasional revenues, goats and beehives; a total of 14,000 Akçe.

The Ottomans built the al-Uzair Mosque and named it in honor of Lazarus, who is revered by both Christians and Muslims. For 100 years after it was constructed, Christians were invited to worship in it, but the practice was frowned upon by European church authorities who preferred that adherents of both faiths remain separate.

In 1838, Edward Robinson visited, and described it as a poor village of some 20 families. It was also noted as a Muslim village, located in the el-Wadiyeh region, east of Jerusalem.

In 1870, the French explorer Victor Guérin visited the village. Socin found that al-Eizariya had a population of 113, with a total of 36 houses, from an official Ottoman village list from about the same year. The population count included men only. Hartmann found that the village had 35 houses.

In 1883, the PEF's Survey of Western Palestine described the village (named El Aziriyeh), as being on the side of a hill, with a ravine running down on the east side of it. The houses were built of stone. The village was dominated by the remains of a Crusader building. A mosque with a white dome was built over what was traditionally the tomb of Lazaruz. A second small mosque, dedicated to a Sheik Ahmed, was located to the south of the village.

Around 1890, Khalil Aburish, whose ancestors had officially been designated "guardians of the holy resting place of Lazarus", began promoting al-Eizariya as a tourist or pilgrimage destination.

In 1896 the population of El-'azarije was estimated to be about 315 persons.

In the early 20th century, visitors counted 40 family dwellings in the village. In 1917, it had about 400 residents.

In the 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, the village had a population of 506 Muslims and 9 Christians, where 2 of the Christians were Orthodox, and 7 Roman Catholics. In the 1931 census of Palestine this had increased to 726 persons, 715 Muslims and 11 Christians, in 152 houses. The number included members of a Greek Convent.

In the 1945 statistics, the population was 1,060; 1,040 Muslims and 20 Christians, while the total land area was 11,179 dunams, according to an official land and population survey. Of this, 43 were allocated for plantations and irrigable land, 3,359 for cereals, while 102 dunams were classified as built-up (urban) areas.

During the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and through the years 1948–1967, the site was controlled by Jordan.

In 1961, the population of the area was 3,308.

Since the Six-Day War in 1967, Bethany has been occupied by Israel, and lands to the east of the village were declared a closed military zone, cutting farmers off from the lentils and wheat crops they cultivated on the hilltops where Maaleh Adumim was later established.

Today, the town is overcrowded due to rapid population growth and a lack of town planning. Much of the agricultural land that produced figs, almonds, olives and carob has been confiscated or cut down by Israeli authorities, or has been absorbed into the expanding built-up area of Al-Eizariya.

After the 1995 accords, 87.3% of Al-Eizariya land was classified as Area C and the remaining 12.7% as Area B. Israel has confiscated land from Al-Eizariya in order to build two Israeli settlements:

Many of the original inhabitants now live in Jordan, the United States, and the Arab states of the Persian Gulf. Real estate speculation and the opening of many bank branches briefly accompanied expectations that the Palestinian Authority would set up its seat of government in East Jerusalem. In 2000, about a quarter of the population, then 16,000, held Israeli ID cards.

In 2004, the Israeli West Bank barrier was built across Bethany's main road, curtailing the commerce in the strip of shops along the road, which drew both Arab and Jewish customers.

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