Contact: Columbia Public Works
UPDATE - Due to rain and rain threats last week, we were not able to complete the scheduled maintenance work as planned. Below is an updated list of streets which, weatehr permiting, will undergo scheduled maintenance.
Columbia Public Works will continue our annual street maintenance projects of sealing roadways, commonly called "chip n' seal", through Friday, August 16 and perhaps beyond depending on weather.
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 12 through August 16:
August 12 & 13
Harden from the north end to Hope Pl
East Forest Av from Garth Av to Providence Rd
Independence Av from the south end to Mikel St
Parklawn Av from Doris Dr to Texas Av
Gus Ct from the north end to Primrose
August 13 & 14
George Ct from the cul-de-sac to Leslie Ln
Newton St from the dead end to Leslie Ln
Big Bear Blvd from the dead end to Rangeline St
Powell Dr from the south end to Holly Av
Oakland Pl from Blueridge Rd to Edris
August 14 & 15
Blue Ridge Rd from Rangeline St to Garth Av
August 15 & 16
Blue Ridge Rd from Lance Ln to Oakland Rd
Lovejoy Ln from Grace Ellen to Deer Run