Chip and Seal Update
On the week of July 18th, 3.9 miles of RRA roads were chip and sealed (15% of our roads). Last year, 4.2 miles (16%) of our roads were chip and sealed. In the past 2 years, with our limited budget, we have been able to chip and seal 31% of our roads as opposed to the less than 2 miles we would have been able to accomplish if we would have paved using asphalt.
While chip and seal does have its downsides, it is the most appropriate and cost effective method to maintain our roads. Almost every surrounding community, including the county and State utilizes it.
In order to address some of the dust and tar problems that came about last year, we have improved the quality of stone that was used this year and will be scheduling in the next few weeks a test run of fog seal on the following roads:
- Lake Crest
- Owl Point
- Peacock Ln
- Dam Vue
More information will be posted prior to the fog seal’s application.