On Thursday June 17, the City Council approved a contract for the 2010 Chip Seal Program to Doolittle Construction for $272,182. The 2010 Chip Seal Project, scheduled to begin in mid to late July, will preserve and protect pavement on approximately 4.2 miles of residential streets.
The chip seal work consists of applying crushed rock to a liquid asphalt layer that is applied to the existing road surface. After compaction, a coat of diluted emulsion “fog seal” is sprayed on to the surface to bind the aggregate, providing a finished surface.
The 2010 project provides for the treatment of selected streets bounded by I-5 on the west, 220th on the south, 48th on the east and 212th on the north, together with 64th/219th/60th between 216th and 220th, and 218th between 64th and 66th. An additional area to be treated is 236th Street SW between 54th and Cedar Way.
“I think we should get as much of this work done as we can in this bidding environment to improve our streets,” said Councilmember John Zambrano. “We don’t know how much time we have before costs begin to increase.”
The City of Mountlake Terrace Public Works crews continue to work in these neighborhoods, sealing cracks in the existing asphalt and patching areas where underlying asphalt has significantly deteriorated. These areas require repair prior to work by the contractor.
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