Contact: Columbia Public Works
Columbia Public Works will begin our annual street maintenance projects of sealing roadways, commonly called "chip n' seal", beginning on Monday, July 22 and continuing 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 22 through the 26:
July 22 & July 23
Saint Joseph from Park Av to Ash St
Sussex from the Asphalt P.C.C.
Mesa from Scott Bv to the city limits
Rothwell from Broadway to Rollins
Millcreek Terrace from the east end to the city limits
Pear Tree Cr from Southampton to the west end
July 23 & July 24
Apple Tree Ln from Southampton back to Apple Tree Ln
Cedar Creek Ct. from N. Cedar Lake to the south end
Middlebush from Ridgefield to Jake Ln
Kohler Cr from the north end to Talent
Subella from Bray to the west end
July 24 & July 25
Weaver from Bray to Cunningham
Oak Cliff Pl from the north end to Chapel Hill
Limerick from the asphalt to Wynfield
Crystal Point from the east end to Misty Glen
Cypress from Lynnwood to the west end
Alhambra from Valencia to the west end
Bellview from teh east end to White Oak
Highridge Cr from South Mills to Ridgmont
July 25 & July 26
Highridge Cr from North Mills to Ridgmont
Highridge Dr from Forum Bv to Ridgmont
Walther Ct from teh east end to Hulen
Eastlake Dr from Walther Ct to Rollins
Hulen Dr from Summit to Rollins