The Slurry Seal Program provides on-going preservation treatment to asphalt paved roadways throughout the City. An average of 3 million square feet of residential streets, in 3 to 5 neighborhoods, are slurry sealed each year. Slurry seal is a liquid mixture of asphalt emulsion and sand that is thinly applied to the surface of asphalt roadways. It is one of the most versatile and cost-effective methods of maintaining and protecting roadways. It also provides an enhanced appearance to a neighborhood.
Under this year's project, an estimated 5.3 million square feet of residential streets, in 4 neighborhoods, will be treated with a cape seal or slurry seal. Cape seal is the application of a chip seal followed within a week by the application of slurry seal. It is used on severely deteriorated streets that require more than a slurry seal treatment. In addition, this project will also provide slurry seal for 8 City-owned parking facilities, including lots at the Public Works Yard, City Hall, Victor Park, Lago Seco Park, Walteria Park, and Wilson Park.
Chip seal and slurry seal are temperature sensitive materials that are best applied during warm weather. The application process of chip seal and slurry seal requires full closures of streets for approximately 9 to 10 hours to allow for preparation work (e.g., street sweeping and setting up traffic controls), application of chip seal or slurry seal, curing of material, and clean-up.
Chip seal and slurry seal work will be scheduled on weekdays, outside of the normal refuse and recycling collection days. However, in some instances, weekend work may be necessary.
Typical street closures are between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and may affect an entire street, or segments of a street.
During street closures, no vehicles will be allowed on the street and access to and from driveways will be prohibited until the chip seal and slurry seal material is dry. Residents should plan ahead and park their vehicles on a nearby street that is not in the work area.
NOTIFICATION OF SCHEDULED WORK & STREET CLOSURES
One week prior to scheduled work, the City will distribute a Construction Notice flyer to affected residents. The flyer will include maps of streets to be chip sealed or slurry sealed, and dates of street closures.
Two (2) days, or 48 hours, prior to the actual work, the City's Contractor will issue another Construction Notice (by door hanger), and will post temporary "NO PARKING" signs on affected streets.