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Friday, July 26, 2013
Chipseal crews to work this Sunday on segments of Cherry Lane and Black Cat Road

An Ada County Highway District (ACHD) chipseal crew will work this Sunday (July 28) on Cherry Lane between McDermott Road and Ten Mile Road and on Black Cat Road between Cherry Lane and Franklin Road. Please refer to the attached map.

Work will begin at 6 a.m. and the crew will continue until they are done – likely in the early afternoon hours. Motorists should expect delays, particularly at intersections where traffic signals will be in flashing red mode and flaggers will direct traffic. Motorists are urged to drive slowly to reduce the chance of flying rock.

Working weekend days on heavily traveled roads reduces impacts to traffic and allows crews to work faster and in a safer environment.

Next week, crews will continue chipseal work in the following areas (also see attached map):

Between Franklin and Amity roads from McDermott Road to Meridian RoadMeridian Road (State Highway 69) is under the Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) jurisdiction and is therefore not included in this work.
  • Major north-south roadways include McDermott, Black Cat, Ten Mile and Linder
  • Major east-west roads include Overland, Victory and Amity
  • Some residential streets will be also be chipsealed within this area

Between Victory and Lake Hazel roads from Meridian Road to Five Mile Road
Meridian Road (State Highway 69) is under the Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) jurisdiction and is therefore not included in this work.

  • Major north-south roadways include Locust Grove, Eagle, Cloverdale and Five Mile
  • Major east-west roadways include Victory, Amity and Lake Hazel 
  • Some residential streets will be also be chipsealed within this area

Additionally, sweeper trucks and crews applying a fog seal, the final application in the chipseal process, will work throughout the county.

In residential areas, residents will notice No Parking signs along their street and will receive a chipseal notice on their door before the work gets underway.

Chipseal Impacts
Once a chipseal is applied to the road, vehicles are immediately allowed to drive slowly over the new surface, however caution should be used. At signalized intersections, flaggers are often used to direct motorists. Traffic delays may be longer when crews are working in major intersections. Motorists should expect delays between five and 15 minutes long during certain steps in the chipseal process. Additional impacts include large equipment and crews working in the roadways, sometimes close to traffic.

About Chipsealing
Chipsealing helps combat 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.

ACHD’s chipseal season is anticipated to wrap up in mid-September. For chipseal zone maps, weekly location updates and more information, visit www.achdidaho.org.

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