Contact: Columbia Public Works
Updated schedule due to weather related issuses last week.
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 August 5 through August 9:
August 5 & 6
Pendelton from LaSalle Pl to its east end
Hirth Av from Worley St to Ash St
Austin Av from Providence Rd to Garth Av
Benton St from Garth Av to Jefferson St
August 6 & 7
Garth Av from East Forrest to Broadway
August 7 & 8
Hardin from Hope Pl to its north end
East Forest Av from Garth to Providence Rd
Independence St from Mikel St to its south end
Parklawn Av from Doris Dr to Texas Av
Gus Court from Primrose to its north end
August 8 & 9
George Ct from Leslie Ln to its south end
Newton St from Leslie Ln to its north end
Big Bear Bvld from Rangeline St to it's east end
Powell Dr from Holly Av to its south end
Oakland Pl from Blueridge to Edris St