Friday, June 18, 2010

Slurry Seals and Yard Sale Deals

You probably shouldn't anticipate a new species of semi-aquatic marine mammals coming to town...but we wanted to let the Community know that in the next couple weeks, contractors will be visible conducting slurry sealing, a key part of the City's annual Pavement Maintenance Project.

Slurry sealing is used in cities and counties across the country as one of the most cost-effective methods of pavement preservation. The slurry seal is a mixture of fine aggregate and emulsified asphalt that is mixed together and then applied to residential roadway surfaces. Slurry seals are typically applied during periods of warm, sunny weather to accelerate the curing of the product.

By undertaking a program of planned pavement maintenance, considerable savings in rehabilitation costs may be achieved. The application of the slurry seal will significantly extend the life of existing residential roadways by protecting the under-surface from damage caused by water-seepage. Thus, our residential roadways will remain sound, usable, and safe.

Prepping for the actual slurry sealing is slated to begin on June 23rd with the removal of the current striping (the contractor is sending out notices to residents living on the streets which have been identified to have resurfacing work done, as well as placing door hangers a couple days prior to the project starting). The next operation will need to entail lane closures, as that is when the actual slurry sealing work will be done. At the time of this posting, slurry sealing will take place on 1 of 5 dates: June 28-30, July 6th, and July 10th. Please do not park where signs have been posted. The last stage will be new striping, with the entire project finishing up in mid-July.

The Annual City-Wide Yard Sale is fast-approaching on July 17th. If you're planning on taking part as a seller in the City-Wide Yard Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Brisbane Library, you'll want to get your registration forms in to the Library by Friday, July 9th, to take advantage of the early-bird $10 discount, AND to have your address listed in the directory that will be distributed the day-of. If you have any questions, please give the Library a call at 467-2060.

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