Contact: Columbia Public Works
Columbia Public Works will continue our annual street maintenance projects of sealing roadways, commonly called "chip n' seal", through Wednesday, August 14.
Chip n' seal maintenance consists of thoroughly cleaning the road surface, applying a layer of liquid asphalt to seal cracks, applying a layer of rock and rolling it into the liquid asphalt, and then brooming off the excess rock.
Sealing road surfaces with this method can greatly extend the life of roadways and is very cost effective. The cost of chip n' seal is one-seventh the cost of milling and overlaying a roadbed. The total cost to complete 30.78 lane miles of roads is $234,000. The work will be performed by City of Columbia Street Division crews. The funding source is the transportation sales tax and gasoline tax.
While crews perform the work, motorist should expect lane restrictions and delays. Once the sealing is complete, motorist and cyclist may experience loose gravel in the gutters and a few other areas. Crews will return as needed to sweep and remove the excess rock.
All work is weather dependent and the schedule may be adjusted accordingly.
We will release each weeks projects and any schedule updates on the Thursday prior to the start date.
Work scheduled for the week of July 29 through August 2:
July 29 & July 30
Martin Drive from Concordia to Bourn Ave
Beachview from Martin Dr to Lakeside
Lakeside from Topaz to Beachview
Colby from Stanford to Oxford
Princeton from Maplewood to College Park
July 30 & July 31
East Rock Creek Drive from Longfellow Lane to Rollins
Saint Michael from Saint Andrew to it's south end
Rollins Road from West Blvd to Crestland Rd
Ridge Road from West Blvd to Marion
Stewart Road from West Blvd to Tracy Drive
Hillside from Broadway to Sunset - REMOVED FROM LIST*
Gart Street from Redwood to Pershing
Pinewood from Ash St to Gary St
July 31 & August 1
Thilly from Stewart Road to it's south end - REMOVED FROM LIST*
Pendelton from the east end to LaSalle Place
Hirth Ave from Worley Street to Ash Street
Austin Ave from Providence Road to Garth Ave
Benton Street from Garth Ave to Jefferson Street
August 1 & 2
Garth Ave from East Forest to Broadway
* Projects were removed from list at this time due to pending infrastructure projects which will require pavement cuts; hence we do not want to seal a street only to have utility cuts made in the new surface. Thanks for your patience while we fine tune the schedule with other divisions and departments to maintain fiscal responsibility.