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Smoother Surface Coming to Sheridan Road

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Motorists could encounter minor traffic delays along Sheridan Road beginning Friday morning, May 15. Microsurfacing Contractors, Inc. will prep and resurface a three-block strip from Hanssler Place to McClure Avenue. This work connects sections of roadwork previously completed by the City.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane heading northbound. During the closure southbound motorists should follow marked detours.

“Slurry seal is key to extending the lifespan of our roads,” said Bill Lewis, City Engineer. “This routine work is essential to responsibly maintain our infrastructure while practicing fiscal conservation.”

What’s Being Done?
Slurry seal is applied to help preserve and protect an underlaying pavement structure and provide a new driving surface. When it cures over a few hours, it bonds to the existing pavement to create a long-lasting wearing surface.

Motorists are urged to use alternative routes and avoid the area starting early Friday morning. The work should be complete by the end of the day weather permitting. Permanent directional and pavement markings will be applied about two weeks later.

See the Impact
The community impact is vast as thousands of drivers pass through the area daily. On a typical weekday, Sheridan Road will carry as many as 8,000 vehicles to the north and south of Forrest Hill Avenue.

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