2022 Chip Seal
The 2022 Chip Seal project is anticipated to begin the week of August 15th. The project will begin with the chip seal and later in August (or early September) for fog seal on select streets.
- Chip Seal: Completed week of Aug 15
- Street Sweeping: Planned for Aug 29-31
- Fog Seal (Spring St, 5th St, Spruce St): Planned for Aug 30
- Fog Seal (remaining streets): Planned for week of Sep 6.
Chip sealing involves applying a layer of oil to the street and covering it with small stones. After the oil has cured (approximately one week) street sweepers will clear the excess material. It is normal for small amounts of stone to continue to work loose, including when the streets are first plowed. These streets will be swept more frequently to limit this eventuality.
Fog sealing involves a second application of oil a few weeks after the initial chip seal is applied. This will increase the life span and reduce the amount of loose rock. The fresh oil can be messy until it cures; this can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours . Avoid driving on the fresh oil if possible until it is cured. Drive very slow if you do drive on the oil to minimize oil spraying on your vehicle. If you drive on the oil then into your driveway, you risk marking your driveway. A citrus based degreaser can be used to remove oil if it gets on your vehicle.
Chip sealing provides a waterproof seal and a skid-resistant surface to the pavement, protecting it from the deteriorating effects of traffic, sun, wind, and water, and has been shown to extend the life of street pavement by 6-10 years.
Access to properties may be occasionally interrupted during construction for short periods of time. “No Parking 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.” signs will be posted in advance; parking on the street will be prohibited until chip sealing and fog sealing is complete. Vehicles in violation will be towed. Please drive slowly when in the construction zone and observe warning signs.
Click here to view a map of the project.