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6/26/2019 - Microsurfacing Work Continues

On the evening of Saturday, June 28 and morning of Sunday, June 29, Vance Brothers of Kansas City, Missouri will resurface Iron Avenue from 9th to Front Streets, weather permitting.

Iron Avenue from 9th to Santa Fe will be completely closed to traffic from approximately 9:00 p.m. to midnight. Iron Avenue from Santa Fe to Front will be somewhat open to traffic from approximately midnight to dawn to accommodate the numerous side streets without alternate accesses. Building occupants will be provided sufficient notice of closures and special requests will be accommodated.

The work was originally planned for Tuesday, June 25 but was rescheduled due to concerns of interested parties.

Microsurfacing is a common method of pavement surface treatment which consists of a polymer modified asphalt slurry (about 3/8 inch thick) that coats the pavement surface and creates a smooth moisture-resistant barrier. It also increases ride-ability and seals smaller cracks. When combined with proper pavement sealing, microsurfacing extends the service life of the roadway. Streets are estimated for microsurfacing on a 6 to 8 year cycle. This year's project covers 138 blocks of primarily local City of Salina roads at a cost of about $5,000 per block.

The $700,000 project is a major component of the City of Salina's $4.7 million 2019 maintenance capital improvement program.