2019 Chip Seal Project

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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.

Project Description

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

 Street Name

 Beginning Location

 Ending Location

 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

2019 Chip Seal Project Map (printable map)PDF file   

Construction Schedule

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.

Project Funding

This $1.25 million dollar project is funded by the voter-approved Transportation Benefit District.

Project Personnel

  • 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 bhicks@ci.tumwater.wa.us, or call at 360-754-4140 if you have questions or concerns.

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