2019 CHIP SEAL PROJECT
Spring 2019 – Summer 2019
Tumwater’s Pavement Maintenance Program will focus on preservation this year with extensive chip seal work on collector and arterial type roadways. The 2019 Chip Seal Project is the largest pavement maintenance project by surface area in Tumwater’s history with chip seal being placed on approximately 18 lane miles of City streets. Another 10 lane miles of rural City roads will be prepared for chip seal and incorporated into Thurston County’s chip seal program. This is the City's second chip seal project and the combined City-County projects will chip seal over 13% of our streets.
Chip seal is a cost-effective method to preserve pavement that is in good condition, compared to asphalt. Asphalt is typically used on streets that are in fair to poor condition. The treatment selection is part of the City’s Pavement Maintenance Program, which assesses and prioritizes treatment of City streets. This cost-effective approach recognizes it is better to treat streets with lower-cost, preventative treatments than to wait until the street condition deteriorates to the point that major rehabilitation or reconstruction is required.
Streets Scheduled for Chip Seal
|3rd Avenue South||“C” Street||2nd Avenue|
|88th Avenue / Tilley Road||Old Highway 99||93rd Avenue|
|93rd Avenue||Brooks Lane||City Limits|
|Barnes Blvd / 7th Avenue||Linwood Avenue||Crosby Boulevard|
|Center Street SW||Tumwater Boulevard||78th Avenue SW|
|Cleveland Avenue||South Street||Custer Way|
|Dennis Street||Linderson Way||Capitol Boulevard|
|Hoadly Street||North Street||South Street|
|Linderson Way||Lee Street||73rd Avenue|
|Middle Street||Hoadly Street||Pifer Street|
|Old Highway 99||City Limits||84th Avenue|
|Tumwater Boulevard||Bonniewood Drive||Henderson Boulevard|
|Tumwater Boulevard||400’ W Of I-5||Littlerock Road|
|Tyee Drive SW||Home Depot||Fred Meyer X-Walk|
|54th Avenue*||Schoth Street||West End|
|66th Avenue*||City Limits||Kirsop Road|
|Black Lake Belmore Road*||61st Court||49th Avenue|
|Black Lake Boulevard*||City Limits||City Limits|
|R. W. Johnson Boulevard*||Sapp Road||32nd Avenue|
|Sapp Road*||City Limits||R.W. Johnson Blvd.|
* Thurston County Chip Seal Project
Preparatory work began spring of 2019, and chip seal work begins July 22, 2019. Chip seal work will typically take place Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Some work may occur on Sundays.
Road Closures and Street Parking Restrictions
During construction roads will remain open but traffic will be limited to a single alternating lane of one-way traffic.
All street parking will be prohibited during chip seal work. Roads will be open to all traffic at the end of each work day.
Reduced speed limit signs will be posted during and after the chip seal work.
Traffic control and flaggers will assist drivers through work zones. Please drive slowly on, and comply with all instructions from flaggers.
All street parking will be prohibited during chip seal work.
Street pavement maintenance projects are subject to change due to weather conditions, contractor equipment availability, emergencies or other unforeseen interruptions.
City staff works with the Contractor to help minimize congestion, disruption to drivers and impacts to adjacent residents and businesses. However, disruptions are unavoidable and this work will impact traffic and access to homes and businesses during construction.
- City of Tumwater Project Inspector: David Mills
- City of Tumwater Project Manager: Brandon Hicks
- Project Superintendent: Aaron Kindt of Doolittle Construction LLC
Contact Brandon Hicks, City Engineer, by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call at 360-754-4140 if you have questions or concerns.
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