Murrieta streets see repairs with slurry seal project

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Residents in some areas of Murrieta are seeing road repairs under the city’s slurry seal project.

The $3,136,458 project paid for by Measure A and Gas Tax funds will repair approximately 19 million square feet or about 50% of all city-maintained residential streets within city limits, the city said.

Repairs include asphalt patching of minor pavement defects, application of crack seal to cracks in the pavement, removal of traffic striping and pavement markers, application of Type 1 Rubber Polymer Modified Slurry to pavement and the reapplication of traffic striping and pavement markers.

The project, which was awarded to American Asphalt during the Oct. 15 city council meeting, will take four to six months to complete depending on weather, the city said.

According to the city, the intent is to include the remaining 50% of city-maintained residential streets in the 2021 Citywide Slurry Seal project and divide all residential streets into approximately four sectors that will be placed on a rotation of smaller slurry projects that will be completed every two years. Under that schedule, a slurry seal should be applied to all eligible streets on a consistent schedule every 5-7 years.

The city said that due to variables such as weather or other unforeseen circumstances which could affect the project, schedules for the repairs will be released one to two weeks at a time.

All residents will receive at least 72 hours’ notice using no parking signs placed on streets scheduled to receive slurry and by hand-delivered door hanger notices

For more information on the project, including an overall project map and street lists, visit www.murrietaca.gov/220/Road-Construction-Public-Works-Projects.

Kim Harris can be reached by email at valleyeditor@reedermedia.com.