News Releases

9/18/2015 - 2015 Microsurfacing Road Work

Kent Johnson
Civil Engineer
(785) 309-5725

2015 Microsurfacing Road Work

The City’s annual Microsurfacing project will continue next week, September 21 – 25. City contractors will begin cold milling on East Iron Avenue between Delaware Avenue and Marymount Road. The milling work will be followed by placing two coats of Microsurfacing asphalt surfacing material and temporary pavement markings on the roadway. Permanent pavement markings will be placed shortly after all resurfacing work is complete.

The contractor will begin setting traffic control at 7 am. Temporary traffic control and flaggers will be present to direct vehicles through the work zones and maintain traffic flow; traffic will be reduced to single lanes in both directions during paving. Residences and businesses will be notified if access to driveways will be restricted while work is performed.

This project is a major component of the 2015 Street Maintenance Program.  Microsurfacing is a method of pavement surface treatment which prolongs the serviceability of streets by creating a moisture-resistant barrier while increasing the rideability. This process has been successfully used in Salina for many years. Combined with joint and crack sealing, this surface treatment program extends the service life of pavement.

For additional questions, contact the Department of Public Works at 785-309-5725.