The City of Sedalia will begin the annual chip and seal program for the 2018 construction season on Monday morning, June 25.

The following list provides the streets and dates the maintenance work is scheduled. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes on the day work is scheduled for a specific street or plan additional time to arrive at their destination as period lane closures will occur as equipment and men are working on the streets.

Date: Mon., June 25, 2018 E. Boonville St. from N. Engineer Ave. to N. Emmet Ave. S. Summit Ave. from E. 3 rd St. to E. Broadway Blvd. E. 5 th St. from N. Lamine Ave. to S. Center Ave. Date: Wed., June 27, 2018 E. 6th St. from S. Hancock Ave. to S. Madison Ave. E. Gould St. from S. Merriam Ave. to S. Madison Ave. S. Merriam Ave. from E. Broadway Blvd. to E. Gould St. S. Arlington Ave. from E. 5th St. to E. Broadway Blvd. S. Garfield Ave. from E. Broadway Blvd. to E. 5th St.

Chip and seal is a process that places a coating of road oil on the existing city street followed by a layer of fine crushed rock or “chips.”

A roller is then run over the chips to embed some of them into the asphalt and hold the road oil in place. The layer of crushed chips including some loose chips remain on the street to prevent “bleeding” through of the oil to other surfaces, such as vehicles.

The remaining loose chips are later swept up, within 7 to 10 days dependent on weather conditions and equipment availability. The chip and seal process “seals” an asphalt roadway and reduces impacts from freezing and thawing during winter months.

For questions about streets or to report a pothole or other roadway problem, please contact the Public Works Department at (660) 827-3000 ext. 1166.

Randy Kirby