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Neighborhood Street Improvements to Start in Late May – See the List Here

Good morning –
I wanted to bring you up to speed on some roadwork that’s scheduled to begin in late May.
Please see the news release below for the details of this project to improve our neighborhood streets.
~ malcolm

For Immediate Release
May 2, 2013

Tanisha Werner
Project Engineer


Redwood City Neighborhood Street Improvements Scheduled to Begin in Late May

Redwood City, CA -As part of its roadway preventative maintenance  program, Redwood City is about to start road resurfacing projects on a  number of neighborhood streets. This will improve the condition and  extend the life of the roadways – but will cause some inconvenience to  residents and motorists in these areas during the work. The work is  scheduled to begin in late May, and will be completed in approximately  ten weeks.

Click here to go right to the list of streets scheduled for work.
Neighbors   will be notified of specific scheduling and details of the work, and  when appropriate “No Parking” signage will be installed. The short-term inconvenience consists of a requirement to keep cars off the street  during certain portions of the work. The City will take all reasonable  measures to minimize the impact of construction activity in  neighborhoods, though some inconvenience is unavoidable. Motorists  should expect periodic lane closures, detours, some dust, and temporary parking restrictions during construction. All roadway users are asked to  be particularly cautious during construction. If possible, motorists   should use alternate routes during the work in order to avoid delays.

Overall   work hours will be 7:30 am until 4 pm. During the main part of the  work, streets will normally be reopened to traffic by 5 pm. However,  streets may be closed later if necessary to allow the new surfacing to  fully “cure.”  Appropriate signage will be posted in the area.
In general, the process for this resurfacing project will involve two applications, Cape Seal or Slurry Seal:
  • Cape Seal – this work is expected to start during the week of May 20. It’s a  two-step roadway resurfacing  process. Cape seal consists of an initial application of asphalt rubber  chip seal, followed by a slurry seal a  few weeks later. Motorists may  drive on the asphalt rubber chip seal  street a few hours after  application. The cape seal process is  generally used to protect low  traffic volume/residential roadway  surfaces.
  • Slurry Seal – this work is expected to start in early June (for streets receiving only the slurry seal). This work consists of a applying a coating of a thin sand and oil mixture to “seal” the street. Smaller local streets may be   closed entirely for up to four hours after the seal is applied. Until that seal is dry, neighbors are cautioned to keep cars, children, and  pets from coming into contact with the roadway, as the seal material is very difficult to remove from rugs, clothing, etc.

In addition, an “overlay”   will be applied to Brewster Avenue between El Camino Real and Stanley Street, starting in July, with work lasting for approximately four  weeks. The overlay process entails sweeping up loose material and  placing a two-inch layer of new asphalt on top of the existing surface. Until the asphalt has cooled, traffic controls will be in place to  direct vehicles around the new asphalt. Drivers are asked to proceed  carefully and look for signs to direct traffic.

The   City thanks residents and motorists for their patience as we work to  improve Redwood City’s roadways, and apologizes in advance for any  inconvenience.

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