Contact: Columbia Public Works
Beginning on Monday, June 30, Columbia Public Works - Street Division will begin annual pavement preservation maintenance on several Columbia roads. This maintenance consists of sealing existing road surfaces to prolong the life of our roadways. On these particular streets, they type of pavement preservation maintenance to be performed is refered to as "chip seal".
Roadways which will be affected by chip seal pavement preservation the week of June 30, weather permitting are:
We understand that fresh asphalt, loose gravel, and lane closures are a hassle. However, as you navigate through work zones, please bear in mind that these workers are doing the very important job of repairing or prolonging the life of our streets, which we all rely on to safely get where we need to go. In addition, pavement preservation treatments require less time and less traffic disruption than the expensive reconstruction projects being avoided or delayed.
Finally, remember that road crews consist of Dads, Moms, Sons, Daughters, Brothers and Sisters, who make roadways their office. Be patient, drive slowly, watch for workers in and around roadways, and take alternate routes around construction areas when possible. We thank you for understanding!