County to begin chip seal program

April 6, 2019

BULLHEAD CITY — Through May 16 the Mohave County Public Works Roads division will work on its 2019 chip seal program.

The program is to be implemented in various locations across Mohave County, including Mohave Valley and Fort Mohave.

“There will be work zones signs that will be up and there will be a good bit of equipment that people won’t be able to miss,’ said Leslie Henley, engineering manager for Mohave County Public Works.

According to Mohave County Public Works, the county will spend $1,5 million to chip seal a total of 73.69 miles in Mohave County.

Benefiting from the chip seal program are Willow Valley mobile homes subdivision in Mohave Valley and Sunset Ranchos subdivision in Fort Mohave.

In the Willow Valley mobile homes subdivision, there are to be 14.13 miles which will cost a total

of $297,426.02.

A couple of streets that the county is planning on chip sealing are: Green Valley Drive to Mallard Street, Mallard Street to Center Street, Center Street to Clearview Drive, Clearview Drive to Dike Road, King Street to Pecan Drive, Laurel Lane to Pine Drive, Laurel Lane to Evergreen Drive, Evergreen drive to Aspen Drive and more.

The subdivision of Sunset Ranchos is a little bit different as it will receive 3.84 miles of chip seal work which comes out to $66,508.26.

Some streets that are going to be worked on are Jamie Road to Nicholas Drive, Dixon Drive to Sterling Road, Sundance Drive to Sterling Road, Cassidy Drive to Jenny Drive, Amber Drive to Sterling Road and other locations as warranted.

The Mohave County Public Works Roads division issued a reminder to motorists to follow posted speed limits throughout the work zones

“We want drivers to be careful and really watch for all the signs posted when the crew is working on the road,” said Henley. “There’s going to be fresh oil and loose rocks and if drivers are going fast they can hurt their car or the car behind them.”