The 2017 Street Maintenance Program begins the week of Sept. 11 and runs for up to one week. Various streets throughout the City will be repaired and improved during this time. View the map and schedule here.
The final work will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18 and will be finished by noon, weather permitting. View the final map and schedule here.
Slurry seal is a mixture of emulsified asphalt, water and fine aggregates that is used to extend the lifespan of structurally sound streets.
Why use slurry seal instead of placing new asphalt? Preventative maintenance is more cost-effective than corrective maintenance. As long as the street is structurally sound, slurry seal can extend the lifespan of our streets by 5-8 years.
How does slurry seal prevent further deterioration? Over time pavement surfaces lose some of the smaller aggregate it contains. Slurry seal replaces what has been lost, as well as sealing any cracks.
Why is there loose gravel on the street after it has been slurry sealed? After the initial cure period a small portion of the aggregate that is in the slurry seal will become loose and need to be swept up. We follow up our slurry seal operation with a street sweeping after the slurry seal has had a chance to cure more fully.