The city’s 2019 chip seal program begins on Monday on a variety of streets, starting with sidewalk ramp and crack fill work.
The city has a contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation for this work, because the streets are part of a Federal Highway Administration funding program. Daily work hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Starting on Monday, contractor Wolverine will perform crack filling work on the streets. There will be partial lane closures or shifts, resulting in traffic delays. This will take about one week, weather permitting.
Also starting Monday, contractor Hunter-Prell will begin Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades to the sidewalk ramps on the streets. Crews do not expect any lane closures or delays, and expect work to continue until the end of August.
City staff expect the chip seal work to take place from Aug. 21-31, again, depending on the weather, and any delays with the previous work. Streets remain open, but please watch for intermittent delays.
Crack filling is a program that prevents cracks from widening and spreading, keeping water out and maintaining recently treated roads for another two to three years. The filler is cold, liquid asphalt. Chip seal is an effective way to extend the life of street pavement, lasting five to six years. Crews apply liquid asphalt and small stone chips, and then roll over it. A fog seal, another layer of asphalt, is applied on top.
We appreciate everyone’s patience during this and all infrastructure work in our city. 2019 program streets:
- Capital Avenue SW – City limit to Beckley Road
- Elm Street – Cliff Street to Michigan Avenue
- Glenn Cross Road – Capital Avenue to M-66
- Jackson Street – Angell Street to Stringham Road
- Stringham Road – Jackson Street to Michigan Avenue
- North Avenue – East Roosevelt Avenue to East Coolidge Avenue
- West Emmett Street – North Washington Avenue to Grant Street
- Goodale Avenue – Belgin Court to North Avenue
- West River Road – City limit to M-37/Bedford Road
- Helmer Road South – I-94 to Gethings Road
- Lafayette Street – Angell Street to Kendall Street