The city performs annual street maintenance in selected areas of the city within about a 7 year cycle. This maintenance is performed to extend the life of the streets. The maintenance consists of street crack sealing and seal coating. These maintenance strategies are performed by private contractors and administered by the Engineering Department. The following are explanations of each maintenance strategy:
Street Crack Sealing
Asphalt streets are designed to be flexible to accommodate the freeze/thaw cycle of our climate. Subsequently, longitudinal and transverse (thermal) cracking will occur in relatively new streets continuing throughout its life due to age, traffic, weather, etc. To minimize the infiltration of water through these cracks, they are periodically sealed with a flexible asphalt sealant.
The contractor will be starting the crack seal project on Monday, April 24, 2017. The work will last about one week. Please obey posted no parking signs.
Street Seal Coating
Exposure to the sun leads to the degradation of streets by “baking out” of the asphalt. To seal and rejuvenate the surface of streets the asphalt is periodically sprayed with an asphalt emulsion. Rock is then applied to facilitate quick access and safe surface friction. This strategy is typically preceded by a crack seal the year before.
Street crack sealing and seal coating will be taking place this summer between May 15 and August 15, 2017. No parking signs will be posted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the start of service. No parking in these areas will be enforced by local law enforcement.
To see which streets are receiving crack sealing and/or seal coating, please refer to the 2017 Farmington Projects Map.
If you have any questions related to the street maintenance projects, please contact Engineering Technician Shawn Snyder at 651-280-6844 or Email.