Annual Street Repair & Resurfacing Project

Jul 2, 2012

The City’s annual street repair and resurfacing project will begin on June 18. The work will be done on various streets throughout the city, which are listed below. It is estimated to take ten weeks, with the expected completion date of August 31. Construction work hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During construction, motorists may experience minor disruptions in traffic, temporary loss of parking spaces, temporary restricted street access, as well as an increase in noise and dust levels. Bus stop access will be maintained throughout the project.

Two types of repair work will be done: slurry seal and overlay. A slurry seal treatment is a thin coating of asphalt cement and sand sprayed on the street, which is used to prolong streets' useful life. Asphalt concrete overlay is a mixture of asphalt cement (tar), gravel, and sand that is spread with a paving machine and compacted with rollers.

When performing a slurry seal, the contractor will need to close the street to all traffic until the slurry hardens, including driveway access. This may take up to six hours, depending on temperature. Property owners will be advised in writing 72 hours in advance; No Parking signs will be posted 72 hours in advance as well.

The following streets are identified for slurry seal work:

  • Buena Vista Avenue, from Sherman Street to Chapin Street
  • Clement Avenue, from Ohlone Street to Hibbard Street
  • Hibbard Street, from Buena Vista Avenue to Clement Avenue

For street work that requires overlays, one lane of traffic will remain open at all times. It is possible that on-street parking will be removed for up to one week during construction hours. No parking signs will be posted on barricades 72 hours in advance of construction work, providing ample time to make alternate plans for parking between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.