Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Local Road Maintenance - Courtesy of ABN

Annual crack sealing of local streets begins

Posted: June 20, 2008 22:06:14 PST

Broad Street, Donovan Avenue, 14th Street, 15th Street, 21st Street, 23rd Street, 36th Street (near I-5 exit 252), Harris Avenue, South and North Samish Way, Indian Street, and North State Street. Beginning Monday, June 23, Roger Langelier Construction, under contract with the City of Bellingham, will be crack sealing along the streets identified above.

Crack sealing is anticipated to continue in various locations throughout the City for the next 4-6 weeks, but may be extended depending on weather conditions. Neighborhoods that will be effected include Edgemoor, Fairhaven, Happy Valley, Samish, South Hill and Sehome. Residents in these areas are advised to check the weekly road report on the City's website at for the specific area to be affected that week.

Crack sealing is an inexpensive preventative maintenance treatment that can significantly delay roadway deterioration. Crews apply sealing material directly into cracks before cracks become too large. Flexible rubberized asphalt sealants bond to crack walls and move with the pavement, preventing water from entering the road base. The life of the road is extended and maintenance costs are greatly reduced.

Flaggers will be on site directing drivers around intermittent lane closures in the work zones. For more information about this program please contact Chad Bedlington, Maintenance Superintendent, at or (360) 778-7700.

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