(COLUMBIA, MO) - City of Columbia Public Works department street crews are scheduled to perform chip seal pavement maintenance on sections of 61 City streets beginning Wednesday, July 6, at 7 a.m.

The chip sealing process involves spraying a thin film of heated asphalt liquid on the road surface, followed by the placement of small stone chips. Rollers then go over the chips to compact and adhere them to the existing asphalt. The excess stone is swept from the surface after a period of time to allow the chips to dry and settle. Chip seal prevents road deterioration by sealing up cracks and providing a pliable long-term surface that can typically last five to seven years.

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Crews plan to work daily from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No parking signs will be posted one week in advance on all streets planned for treatment. Please refrain from parking your vehicles on signed streets during working hours.

Temporary lane closures will be required. Traffic control signs and flaggers will be present to assist motorists through work zones as needed. Motorists and pedestrians should use caution in work zones and find alternate routes if possible.

A schedule with a full list of the 61 streets that will receive surface treatment is attached to this press release. Maintenance is scheduled to be completed by Wednesday, July 27, at 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.

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