New pavement sealer to be used on Old Cheney | Road to close Tuesday morning

Published: Sep. 26, 2016 at 4:16 PM CDT
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Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, Old Cheney Road from Hunts Drive to Salt Valley View (just west of S. 14th Street) will close for pavement sealing work.

Traffic will be detoured to Warlick Blvd. and U.S. Hwy 77. Temporary access will be maintained for Hunts Drive from the west during the project. The road will reopen in the afternoon.

This project will be the first time the Public Works and Utilities Department will use the Gilsonite Sealer Binder (GSB-88®). “The seal coat penetrates the pavement and becomes part of the asphalt surface to reduce weathering,” said Miki Esposito, Public Works and Utilities Director. “This innovative pavement preservation strategy will help us keep our roads in good shape for a longer period of time.”

The application is performed with a tanker truck in a process similar to the distribution of beet brine during the winter. The sealer dries in a few hours.