SDOT advises travelers that crews will be conducting a preventative street maintenance paving program called “microsurfacing” in several residential neighborhoods that will cover approximately 60 lane miles of non-arterial city streets.
Beginning on Wednesday, July 27 through mid-August, paving work will take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. There will be no parking on streets closed for microsurfacing. While some streets may remain closed after 5 p.m. to allow for drying time of the street surface, crews will re-open all streets the same day the work is done.
SDOT crews will microsurface selected streets in the following neighborhoods (click on a neighborhood to see information on schedule of work and work zone map):
- Madison Valley/Leschi
- Matthews Beach
- North Green Lake
- South Beacon Hill/New Holly
- South Wallingford and Southeast Ballard
Microsurfacing is a protective seal coat which extends the life of pavement. This is a cost-effective method to renew the road surface and seal minor cracks and other irregularities. Similar to painting a house, microsurfacing creates a protective layer which preserves the underlying structure and prevents the need for more expensive repairs in the future.
This work is part of SDOT’s 2016 Microsurfacing Program. For more information on this project, such as the schedule of work for each neighborhood and maps of the streets scheduled for microsurfacing, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/Microsurfacing.htm.
If you have questions about microsurfacing work in your neighborhood, please email 2016Microsurfacing@seattle.gov or leave a message for our outreach team at (206) 727-3669.