Chip sealing begins on several Duluth roads

Crews are beginning chip sealing on several Duluth roads. Crews are beginning chip sealing on several Duluth roads. |  Photo: WDIO

Updated: July 30, 2020 05:52 PM

The City of Duluth's will be applying chip sealing on a number of city roads starting Thursday, July 30.


Motorists should expect lane closures, flaggers, and delays while work is being done. Drivers are encouraged to slow down and use caution when traveling in or near a construction zone.

A contractor will be working on multiple roads applying chip sealing for approximately two weeks. Priority will be to work on busier locations at non-peak hours to minimize the impact on drivers.

Roads included in this project are:

  • Highland Street from 57th to 55th Avenue West
  • Central Avenue from Highland Street to West 8th Street
  • Bristol Street from Central Avenue to 800 feet east
  • A portion of Cleveland Street
  • Clover Street from Woodland Avenue to East 8th Street
  • East 8th Street from Clover Street to Wallace Avenue
  • Maxwell Avenue from Redwing Street to Anoka Street
  • Anoka Street from Maxwell Avenue to Woodland Avenue
  • Woodland Avenue from Austin Street to Martin Road

Chip sealing is a technique that preserves and protects street pavement, extending the life of a road on average for 10-15 years. This process is typically applied to roads within a year or so of when they had been resurfaced, and involves a two-step process. Oil and small rocks are applied in the first-step which is then followed by a fog seal eliminating any loose aggregate.

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