Posted: 7/19/2018 4:44:22 PM

On Friday, July 20, starting around 8:30 am, POE Asphalt will begin this year’s chip seal project. They will begin the process at the intersection of Ironwood and Northwest Boulevard.  Traffic will be detoured to Lakewood Drive to access the business corridor.

There will be traffic control throughout the corridor and a pilot vehicle to assist drivers. At no time will the hospital entrances be closed for emergency vehicles and patients.

We anticipate the west side of Ironwood from US95 to Northwest Boulevard to be completed in four hours. After that crews will move over and do the eastside between US95 and Government Way.

What is Chip Seal?  Chip Seal is a coating of liquid asphalt and rock chips applied to the road as a means of road preservation.  The application is weather dependent.   Clear the street in front of your house by removing parked cars, basketball hoops, trailers, etc.  Parked cars remaining in the roadway will be towed.  Expect traffic delays.  If you expect deliveries or visitors, please let them know about the chip seal.

For TWO Weeks after the chip seal:

  • Keep speeds very low on the new chip seal roadway.
  • Turn at intersections and enter your driveway very carefully to minimize damage to the new chip seal as it cures.
  • Road oils may get on shoes or pet’s feet, so take precautions when entering your home.
  • Road oils may get on cars if they are parked on the roadway or if drivers disregard traffic control signs or flaggers.
  • The road will be swept the day after the chip seal to allow the oil to set.  Before the road is swept, the road will seem gravelly and low speeds will be necessary.
  • The week following the chip seal, the road will be fog sealed, which is another layer of liquid asphalt applied to the roadway.  The same precautions (no parked cars, trailers, basketball hoops, irrigation) apply to the fog seal days.

The tentative Chip Seal project schedule for 2018 is:

Monday, July 23rd

April Elaine Ave., 19th St (Nettleton-Shadduck),  Pine Hill Place, Pine Hill Circle,

Thomas Ln (15th-City Limits), Timber Ln (15th-Magnuson), Shadduck (15th-Sutters Way)

Tuesday, July 24th

Bentwood Park

Wednesday, July 25th

Echo Glenn

Thursday, July 26th

Canfield Park

Friday, July 27th

Cumberland Meadows

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kim Harrington, Assistant Project Manager at 208.769.2214.