The City Commission Tuesday night approved the street treatment program for 2017, comprised of a variety of work.
This work will take place between now and approximately November. All work is weather dependent.
As work begins in specific areas, the city will release that information, details about any road closures or lane shifts, and expected duration of work. This information is released to the media, posted on the city’s website and social media, and marked on the interactive project map, accessible via our home page and mobile app.
The city also requires contractors to hang door announcements 24 hours ahead of construction.
Treatment types are as follows:
- Chip seal is an inexpensive, effective method to extend pavement life, by applying small chips in a liquid asphalt. Then a fog seal, another layer of asphalt, is applied. It can last five to six years, and up to 10 years for low-volume roads.
- Crack filling prevents the cracks from widening and spreading, keeping water out and maintaining recently-treated roads for another two to three years. The filler is a cold liquid asphalt.
- Microsurfacing is the placement of a layer of a mixture of rock, liquid asphalt, water, and other additives. It can fill cracks and defects in the street. It typically lasts five to eight years.
In addition, miscellaneous sidewalk repairs and resurfacing will occur this construction season.
Officials ask everyone to stay tuned for updates throughout the construction season and appreciate patience and caution during this and all city improvement work.