For Immediate Release
May 2, 2013
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.
- 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.
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