City of Santa Rosa Annual Slurry Seal
year the City of Santa Rosa slurry seals the pavement of about 2.5 million
square feet of City streets. The
streets to be slurry sealed are selected based on the condition of the pavement. Over
the years, streets have been slurry sealed in many neighborhoods throughout
Santa Rosa. Streets will be slurried treated between July 24 and August 4, 2017.
seal is a preventive maintenance which involves applying an emulsified asphalt
mixture spread over the existing street surface. It helps protect streets from
water penetration, provides a new surface with improved skid-resistance, and
extends the life of the roadway. Slurry seal is part of the City’s ongoing
pavement maintenance program to help seal cracks and preserve the pavement of
might ask, “Why
does a street with a fairly intact surface get slurry sealed instead of a
street in a more deteriorated condition?” Slurry seal is a
surface treatment that is meant to extend the life of pavement and needs to be
applied to a street before it
begins to fail with potholes and broken surfaces. Slurry seal is a cost
effective way to keep a good street in good shape for a longer period of time.
Streets that are in a more deteriorated condition are treated with an asphalt
overlay or are reconstructed.
days prior to the slurry seal application, City personnel will knock on the
door of each affected residence and distribute a flyer with information about temporary
restrictions to on-street parking and driving on the newly sealed roadway. If
you are not home when City personnel come to your home, they will leave the
informational flyer at your door.
personnel will be on-hand to help with traffic control and address questions or
concerns from residents during the time the slurry seal is being applied. These
City personnel will be able to tell you the order in which your street will be
completed and have maps to show you where you can park your car outside of the