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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.

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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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