Nine streets to close briefly this week for asphalt sealant work

A Vance Brothers Inc. truck waits on East Langston Place while crews work to apply a microseal treatment to Summerhill Drive Monday morning.

Photo by Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Nine streets in northeast Fayetteville are expected to close for a few hours this week while crews with Vance Brothers Inc. work to apply a microseal treatment to the road surface.

The work is part of a project to help save money by keeping the city from having to pave local streets so often.

During the process, a liquid mixture treatment is applied to the surface of the street which binds the asphalt and fills cracks and worn areas of the pavement. The sealant restores the road to a uniform texture and seals the surface to prevent moisture and air intrusion.

Officials said the microseal treatment dries quicker than other methods and costs less than half of what it takes to grind away and replace the existing surface. The process can add up to 10 years of life to asphalt surfaces that normally last only about 15 years.

Work was scheduled to begin Saturday morning, but heavy rains caused the project to be delayed until today (Aug. 5). Once each street is treated, vehicles will be allowed back on the roadway in about two or three hours.

The following streets are set to be treated over the next few days:

  • Ash Street (east of Old Wire Rd.)
  • Samantha Avenue
  • Old Missouri Road (between Joyce Boulevard and Zion Road)
  • Masonic Drive
  • Summerhill Drive
  • Windsor Place
  • Wimbledon Place
  • Oxford Place
  • Market Avenue

For more information on the project, contact the city’s Transportation Division at 479-575-8228. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.