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Sealcoating to start week of June 10

Post Date:06/05/2019 2:35 pm

Sealcoating operations are set to begin the week of June 10.

The contractor will begin posting No Parking signs the day prior to work starting. All vehicles, including trailers and campers, must be removed from the street. Vehicles remaining on the street will be towed. If possible, please avoid the area until all work is complete. If necessary to drive through a completed area, move slowly and cautiously.

Sealcoating can be a messy and dusty operation. Residents are asked not to turn on their sprinklers or water their lawn until two hours after the rock has been laid on the street.

Work usually takes four to five days to complete all designated streets in Shakopee. A map is available on the city website. Exact dates depend on weather and the contractor's schedule. Updates will be posted at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/roadclosures

Sealcoating, also known as chip sealing, is a pavement maintenance practice that extends pavement life and offers a revitalized driving surface.

Crews sealcoat streets by using a mix of heated liquid asphalt and small rock. The process costs the city approximately a quarter of a conventional asphalt overlay and offers an effective barrier against water intrusion, aging and oxidation. Sealcoating essentially extends time between bituminous overlays, resulting in an overall lower cost over the life cycle of the pavement.

Please note, while crews sweep streets of surplus rock days and weeks after installation, some chips will continue to release over time. This may result in excess rock along curbs and in yards. While this can be an inconvenience, it is a natural part of the process.

Find the latest updates on the city's Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor pages, as well as on the city website at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/currentprojects.

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