The Channahon Road Management Program (CRMP) is increasing its emphasis on preservative treatments for asphalt roadways. Starting in 2012, the Village annually sealcoats 7 – 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.
Asphalt preservation treatments take place at the pavement surface and do not structurally disturb the pavement. They protect the uppermost pavement layer from deterioration caused by sun, rain and freeze/thaw cycles. Asphalt preservation is extremely inexpensive as compared to structural repairs, such as resurfacing and reconstruction, while adding years to pavement life cycles. Preservative treatments are also far less disruptive to residents than structural repairs with a few hours of inconvenience compared to several weeks with resurfacing and reconstruction.
The Village of Channahon is currently bidding the contract and it should be awarded at the June 2nd Board Meeting. A more specific schedule should be available here a week or so after this meeting.
Working hours will be weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Parking on roadways is not allowed during working hours. Traffic will also be prohibited from traveling on freshly applied sealer, sand, and during curing times of 2-6 hours. However, at least one lane of traffic will remain open to two-way traffic. To avoid tracking sealer onto driveways and sidewalks, the Village asks that you plan to park on alternate streets and avoid accessing your driveway during working hours.
Postcards will be mailed to residents and businesses on streets where work is taking place.
Streets to receive GSB-88 work this year:
Alessio Ct.; Short St.; Burr Rd. (south end – Edwin to 24314 Burr); Edwin Dr. (Bluff to 24215 Edwin); Egret Dr.; Goldfinch Ct.; Hummingbird Dr.; Peak Dr.; Quail Dr. (Edwin to just west of Valley); Teal Ave.; Bluff ridge Ct.; Rock Ridge Ct.; Tree Ridge Ct.; Valley Dr.
All of Springbrook Subdivision
Sunset Dr.; Navajo Dr. (Rt 6 to just north of Sioux); Ridge Rd. (Rt 6 to Hansel Rd.)
Whispering Oaks: Old Kerry Grove Rd. (26346 OKG to Lyndsay); Settlers Ln.
The Village would appreciate 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.