Crews will begin a slurry seal treatment of city streets today, Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The Slurry Seal Restoration project, which spans a total of 3.4 miles, aims to improve the pavement on parts of 29 streets inside city limits, including stretches of First Street East, Second Street East, Fifth Street West, Patten Street, West Spain Street, Beasley Way and Chase Street.
Last week, crews began crack sealing and removing pavement markings in preparation for the maintenance project, which is expected to run through Friday, Oct. 18.
The City Council awarded Central Valley Engineering and Asphalt a construction contract for $195,514 at its Sept. 16 meeting. The project is funded with revenue from Measure J sales tax.
Public Works Director and City Engineer Dan Takasugi said now is the time to complete the project because warmer fall weather is ideal so the treatment can dry and not be exposed to rain. Also, waiting to slurry seal in fall rather than summer saves the city money since it is at the end of the busy time for contractors and costs are lower.