Asphalt deteriorates over time because of the sun and weather. A chip seal helps seal the surface and protect the road. Some preparation work will take place throughout the spring, and the chip seal applications traditionally begin the first week in June.
During the 2017 chip seal season, ACHD will resurface over 550 miles of roadway. Preparing the roadway for chip seal begins in early spring, as weather allows. The 2017 season will begin on June 7 and last until late August or early September.
The chip sealing process consists of four phases: