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Lane County will chip seal roads this summer

Lane County crews will be chip sealing roads in several local areas from July through September. The process is a pavement preservation treatment that includes a thin layer of liquid asphalt applied to the existing road surface, followed immediately by a layer of crushed and compacted rock. After the chip seal has been set for a few days, a final topcoat (fog seal) will be applied to seal the asphalt and rock mixture. This process is widely used to increase the durability and lifespan of rural roads.

Crews may also be working in the chip seal areas this spring to make culvert repairs or replacements, crack seal, patch asphalt, and do other work ahead of chip seal operations.

Area residents should expect up to 20-minute delays during chip seal.

It’s best to drive slowly between chip seal and fog seal application to avoid kicking up loose rock.


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