Four Seattle neighborhoods benefitted from microsurfacing treatments on their roads this summer. Much like painting a house, a microsurface is a protective layer applied to certain non-arterial streets in decent condition so they stay that way.
The Seattle Department of Transportation helped extend the life of pavement by 7-10 years using this approach, which seals minor cracks to protect pavement from moisture and oxidation. Microsurfacing prevents the need for larger, more expensive road repairs in the future.
2015 Microsurfacing Projects
In summer 2015, SDOT microsurfaced 43 lane miles across the following 4 neighborhoods. Click on a neighborhood for more information on this year’s improvements.
- North Rainier Valley – completed August 17 – 20
- SODO/Georgetown – completed August 22
- North Maple Leaf – completed August 24 – 27 and September 8
- Arbor Heights – completed September 9 – 11