Slurry sealing will close some Sonoma streets
A number of Sonoma streets will be closed in order to receive a slurry seal on Tuesday, Oct. 9 and Wednesday, Oct. 10.
The streets will be closed or restricted travel and traffic – including bicycles – between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic control will be in place directing traffic away from closed street segments.
According to Milenka Bates, Sonoma’s Public Works director, the streets that will receive the slurry seal include:
• Palou Street, from Junipero Serra Drive to west of Robinson Road;
• Vasquez Court, from Junipero Serra Drive to the cul de sac;
• Junipero Serra Drive, from Fano Lane to Verano Avenue;
• Merritt Court ;
• Armstrong Drive, from Charles Van Damme Way to East Napa Street;
• Charles Van Damme Way, from Wm Cunningham Avenue to Sixth Street East;
• Fifth Street West, from West Spain Street to Claudia Drive;
• Pear Tree Court;
• Fifth Street East, from Denmark Street to Este Madera.
Slurry seal is a liquid oil and crushed aggregate that will require three to four hours to dry and be ready for traffic.
Bates noted for any reason the slurry seal work cannot be completed on Oct. 9 or 10, the new date or dates will be re-noticed.
Bates said that residents of the affected street segments who wish to use their car on Oct. 9 or Oct. 10, should park it on a street not scheduled to be sealed prior to 8 a.m. Tuesday. Cars parked within the posted work area will be towed away at the owner’s expense. The oil that is used will stain a car, carpets and floors if traveled through before it is dry.
Barricades with “No Parking” signs attached will be placed in areas where work will be performed 72 hours in advance. All vehicles that remain parked in these areas will be towed at the owner’s expense.