Friday, August 26, 2011
As the chipseal season winds down, Ada County Highway District (ACHD) crews will tackle three major roadways on Sunday (August 28) which will bring the chipseal season closer to completion.
Chipseal Crews to Perform Weekend Work as Season Nears Completion
Crews will begin working on Sunday at 5 a.m. on the following road sections:
Crews will work until they have finished chipsealing the roadways. Motorists should expect reduced speeds, possible delays and large equipment and crews working in the roadway. Working weekends on heavily traveled roads reduces impacts to traffic and allows crews to work faster and in a safer environment.
- Cloverdale Road from McMillan Road to Fairview Avenue
- Fairview Avenue from Eagle Road to Cloverdale Road
- Ustick Road from Cloverdale Road to Five Mile Road
In the weeks ahead, crews will return to various sections within the 2011 chipseal zones to put the finishing touches on areas that must be done by hand, many of which are residential. The equipment used for one of the final steps in the chipseal process, called fogsealing, is large and cannot maneuver into small corners near islands and medians, so crews must return to perform this step by hand in some locations.
The 2011 chipseal season is anticipated to officially wrap up 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.