The City of Sedalia will continue chip and seal on Sedalia streets this week.

The City advises motorists to find alternate routes on the day work is scheduled for a specific street or plan additional time to arrive at destinations as periodic lane closures will occur as equipment and personal are working on the streets.

Chip and seal work is scheduled for:

Wednesday, September 4:

All of Brentwood Ave.

S. Grand Ave. between W. 32nd St. to City Limits

Manor Ct. between S. Grand Ave. to Brentwood Ave.

James Road between Clinton Rd. to Heck Ave.

Thursday, September 5:

Driftwood Dr. between Clinton Road to Poplar Pl.

Heck Ave. between S. Limit Ave. to Driftwood Dr.

Country Club Dr. between S. Limit Ave. to Greenwood Ln.

Poplar Pl. between Honeysuckle Rd. to Driftwood Dr.

Colonial Ct. between Honeysuckle Rd. to Driftwood Dr.

Stacey Ln. between Highway Dr. to Brandon Ave.

Highway Dr. between W. 32nd St. to Stacey Ln.

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.

The chip & seal process “seals” an asphalt roadway and reduces impacts from freezing and thawing during winter months which result in potholes forming and roadway surfaces failing.

It was noted that work is weather and equipment dependent, so changes may occur from time-to-time.

For more information and to report a pothole or other roadway problem, call the Public Works Department at 827-3000 ext. 1166.