Microsurfacing will soon bring “new” life to roads in several Seattle neighborhoods!
Microsurfacing is a protective seal coat which extends the life of pavement. This is a cost-effective method to renew the road surface and seal minor cracks and other irregularities. Like painting a house, microsurfacing creates a protective layer which preserves the underlying structure and minimizes the need for more expensive repairs in the future.
Starting on August 14, crews working for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will carry out the City’s 2017 Microsurfacing Program in several parts of town. The project will improve the surface of streets on the future Rainier and North Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, and in areas of Bitter Lake, Wedgwood and Ravenna-Bryant.
Click on a neighborhood link below for street maps of work areas and dates:
- August 14-15: Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway
- August 16-18: Wedgwood/Ravenna-Bryant/North Seattle Neighborhood Greenway
- August 19, 21-24: Bitter Lake
Microsurfacing must take place during dry weather to work effectively. For more information on this project please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/Microsurfacing.htm.
Microsurfacing seals minor cracks with a coating that’s only about one-quarter inch thick. It protects the pavement and extends the life of neighborhood streets. This helps the city avoid larger and more expensive repairs later.
Microsurfacing is considered a cost-effective way to restore a road surface and extend the life of the street by 7 to 10 years. This year’s program is funded through the city’s Real Estate Excise Tax (REET).
People who live or work in the work zones should have received a letter about what to do to prepare for the project, such as moving your vehicles off the street. To learn more about microsurfacing, and to see maps of all the specific streets being resurfaced this summer, please check out www.seattle.gov/transportation/Microsurfacing.htm.
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