Feb 25, 2023

City of Salina announces crack sealing work

Posted Feb 25, 2023 4:14 PM

City of Salina

Monday through Friday, 2023 Circle C Paving & Construction of Goddard will seal cracks on the following streets, weather permitting.

●Highland Avenue from W. Crawford Street to W. Prescott Avenue

●W. South Street from S. Ninth to S. Santa Fe Avenue

●Gypsum Hill Cemetery

●Walnut Street railroad tracks to S. Ninth

●Fox Run area south of W. Schilling Road between Foxboro Drive and Canterbury Drive

The work will take place generally between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Access to properties within work zones will be maintained at all times. “Road Work Ahead” signs will be placed in advance of work zones, and temporary single-lane closures are to be expected. Motorists are asked to proceed with caution when approaching work zones for the safety of the crews performing the work.

The annual crack and joint sealing program is an important and cost-effective preventive maintenance component of the City of Salina’s annual street repair program. Crack sealing the pavement helps prevent water from penetrating into the pavement structure or sub-base material and aids in reducing a number of pavement problems which include: crack spreading; formation of voids under pavement; swelling and shrinking of sub-base materials; freeze-thaw action; alligator cracking; potholing; and complete failure. Because of its importance and cost- effectiveness, the Department of Public Works strives to seal each asphalt street in Salina no less often than every seven years.

This $491,000 project is part of the City's $5.3 million 2023 street maintenance program.