Street maintenance is coming your way! City crews will be applying a surface treatment known as “chip seal” to the streets listed (on back) beginning June 19th through June 23rd 2017. This is a critical part of street maintenance that will extend the life of our roads.
The chip seal process involves spraying a coat of oil onto the street and rolling a layer of very small, fine gravel chips over it. This leaves a thin, waterproof wear surface that improves drivability. Each summer we perform this treatment on different parts of the city. Staff prioritizes the location based on several factors including traffic counts, road condition and future projects.
We need your assistance in one very important aspect – Parking.
Parking – Day of Application.
The actual application will take place during the daytime (7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.) on the dates listed below (weather permitting – as the temperature needs to be around 70 degrees and rising). Please do not park on the streets on these days. City crews will tow any vehicles that remain parked on the street. All campers, trailers, boats and recreational vehicles must be moved as well. This also includes all building and landscaping materials.
The city will be running public service announcements on area radio stations to keep the public informed of any changes to the proposed schedule.
Parking – After Application
Once the application is set, a street sweeper will come through to sweep up loose chips. Because we are repairing so many streets it may take up to 5 business days for the sweeper to clean every street. Please do not park on the street the day of the application and for 5 days after the application, or until after the sweeper has come through. Otherwise, the sweeper will have to go around your car – and will miss the area beneath it. The areas will be swept again in about 30 days after the application, so if you continue to notice loose chips even after the initial sweeping, it is a normal part of the process.
The chips should cover up nearly all of the oil, but you should use caution and watch your step for a few days after the surface treatment is complete.
We realize that the chip seal process is something of an inconvenience, and we trust that you will feel that the result is worth the effort. This maintenance is part of a responsible pavement maintenance program. Your patience is appreciated.
If you have any questions on this project, please contact Bev at the City Service Center, 674-4112, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Have a safe and happy Sheridan summer!