Friday, August 05, 2011
Boise- Ada County Highway District (ACHD) chipseal crews will work this Sunday (August 7) to lessen impacts to weekday traffic on two heavily-traveled roadways:
Chipseal work planned for Sunday to reduce impacts to traffic
Work will begin at 7 a.m. and is expected to be complete around 5:30 p.m. Motorists should expect reduced speeds, possible delays and large equipment and crews working along the roadways.
- Cole Road from the Interstate 84 on-ramp to Fairview Avenue
- Curtis Road from Emerald Street to the Connector off-ramp
Working weekends on busy roads reduces impacts to traffic and allows crews to work faster and in a safer environment. Crews are on schedule with this year’s chipsealing road maintenance work and anticipate wrapping up the season in mid-September.
This chipseal season ACHD crews are resurfacing approximately 220 miles of road in the areas of west Boise, east Meridian and in areas of Boise between Fairview and Victory, and Orchard and Cole. Chipsealing is a cost-effective way of combating the deterioration of roads caused by sun and weather and involves a multi-step process that helps seal the road surface, providing an armor coat for skid and weather resistance. Every nine years a road receives a chipseal.
To learn more about chipsealing and to view weekly schedule updates, visit www.achdidaho.org/Departments/MO/Chipseal.aspx.