The City of Coeur d’Alene is advising motorists to drive slowly in a western portion of town while the streets are chip sealed.
About $130,000 will be spent to chip seal on July 28 and 29 in the Indian Meadows area. Streets being chip sealed include Belmont Road and Sherwood Drive from Appaloosa Road north to Nez Perce Road; Appaloosa Road from Belmont Road west to its end; and the side streets off Appaloosa.
Chip seal is a type of cost-effective pavement treatment that combines asphalt with small rocks, typically utilized on streets with less traffic volume. The City is utilizing chip seal for the first time with this project in order to maximize the overall overlay maintenance program’s budget.
Residents in the area have received door hangers explaining the project and its details, noting that property like vehicles, trailers, basketball hoops and more need to be off the street during the two-day effort. Vehicles left on the street will have to be towed away in order for work to be done. Motorists in the area are encouraged to drive slowly for about two weeks after the sealing to minimize damage while the surface cures.
The sealing is being done with smaller rock, meaning it will be less noisy than may be experienced on rural, unincorporated roads that have been sealed in this manner/Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor, city of Coeur d'Alene.