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The Channahon Road Management Program (CRMP) is increasing its emphasis on Preservative Treatments for asphalt roads by starting an annual asphalt seal coating project. Starting in 2012 the Village will annually sealcoat 8 – 10 miles of asphalt pavement surface with GSB-88 sealer and rejuvenator. The sealer is applied with a tank truck followed by sanding for traction. The sealer typically cures (dries) in 2-6 hours.
Parking on roadways will not be allowed during surface preparation, application of sealer, or curing time. Traffic will also be prohibited from traveling on freshly applied sealer, sand, and during curing times. However, at least one lane of traffic will remain open to two-way traffic.
To avoid tracking sealer onto driveways and sidewalks, the Village will ask that you plan to park on alternate streets and avoid accessing your driveway during working hours, typically from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The Village and Contractor are not responsible for asphalt sealer tracked onto driveways or sidewalks.
The Village will notify residents by postcard if their street is part of this work.
Preservative treatments are important and cost effective processes which take place at the pavement surface and do not structurally disturb the pavement. Their purpose is to protect the uppermost pavement layer from deterioration caused by sun, rain and freeze/thaw cycles. Preservative treatments are extremely inexpensive as compared to structural repairs (resurfacing and reconstruction) while adding years to pavement life cycles. They are also far less disruptive to residents than structural repairs with a few hours of inconvenience compared to several days or even weeks.
The Village would appreciate your patience if asphalt seal coating takes place in your area. Please contact Don Kinzler, P.E., Engineering Project Manager with further questions at 815-467-6644.