The City of Glenwood Springs has begun several road maintenance projects. The first portion of road work was mill and overlay on some downtown streets and Mount Sopris Drive. The second portion will be chip and seal work across the city throughout August.
Chip and Seal Project
The entire Chip and Seal project is a four-part roadway reconditioning process. The first step will begin on August 3 and will prepare roads for the chip seal process by street sweeping and crack sealing. This step will continue through the entire project just days before each chip seal application begins.
The Chip Seal process is three parts:
- The roadways are swept again and then a hot mix layer and small stone chips are applied to the roadway surface. These chips will sit on the roadway for approximately 7 days to settle into the hot mix and create a new wear surface for the roadway.
- After 7 days the crew will return to each area and remove any excess stones from the surface and surrounding curb and gutter areas (pick-up brooming). This will leave a new stone surface exposed.
- After 2 additional days of exposure, the surface of each roadway will be sprayed with a light coating of the hot mix again to fog seal in the stone.
All roadway impacts will be rolling one lane closures; full lane road closures are not anticipated during this process. The 7 day stone lay down period will leave loose gravel on the roadway so bikers and motorcycles need to be extra careful. Passenger vehicles need to stick to speed limits and easement turning movements to keep from kicking up rock chips onto other cars.
Below is the updated schedule for work, barring weather delays, for each area of the City that is being affected with this work:
Fog Seal Application
Note: Due to weather conditions the pickup brooming has proceeded as scheduled, but the Fog Seal application has been push to the following dates. If you park on one of these streets during the day, please find alternative parking for the scheduled time period.
August 24, 2018 – Overlin Drive, Cowdin Drive, Oak Way Ave, Riverview Ave, North River Street
August 27, 2018 – Oasis Creek Subdivision Started
August 28, 2018 – Oasis Creek Subdivision Finished, 135 Road, Storm King Road
August 29, 2018 – Gilstrap Road, Mel Rey Road, Start Cardiff Glen
August 29, 2018 – Finish Cardiff Glen, Park East Roads Started
August 30, 2018 – Finish Park East Roads
For road maintenance maps, please visit: http://cogs.us/432/Road-Maintenance
Please direct any questions related to this project to: Matthew Langhorst 384-6438 or Jake Velasquez 384-6379