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Treatment planned for 30 miles of Lake Havasu City streets

April 11, 2019

If all the road work in Lake Havasu City isn’t enough, the city announced its chip-sealing work will begin next week on its streets.

The city said the work will begin Monday and is expected to last four weeks. Approximately 650,000 square yards of polymer-modified chip seal surface will be placed on approximately 30 miles of streets and parking lots in various locations of the city.

City officials haven’t indicated the exact schedule for when specific street work will be done, but it did say in a news release that residents and businesses, located along streets scheduled for improvement, will receive a door hanger notice about five days in advance of the construction and again 24 hours before the work.

According to the city, work will be limited to outlying portions of the community until Monday, April 29, due to the Desert Storm Weekend event.

The city is asking residents to remove all vehicles from the streets and avoid releasing water into the street during the time that they are scheduled for work. Drivers traveling on a street being chip sealed should expect delays and experience access restrictions. They should use alternate routes whenever possible.

The city said the chip sealing process is an efficient and cost effective method of prolonging the useable service life of asphalt pavement.

Public Works Manager Mark Clark said the city would be utilizing a few different forms of chip sealing in its upcoming work – fog and micro sealing.

“The effects of the sun and heat has a considerable impact on the asphalt and although we know most people don’t care for it, the work is necessary every 3, 4 or 5 years to preserve the surface,” Clark said.

The city Council awarded a $77,168 contract to Cholla Pavement for the fog seal work and another for $136,088.50 to Regional Pavement Maintenance for the micro seal work.

To view a basic map of the roadways scheduled for the proposed work, visit www.lhcaz.gov/streets .

Also, City Manager Jess Knudson said the Swanson Avenue project, located between University Way and Scott Drive, running seven-tenths of a mile, will begin the first week of May. He said work would last about six months.

Knudson also said paving at the intersection of Lake Havasu Avenue and Mesquite Avenue would be done Monday, April 15.

For more information, call the Maintenance Services Division at 855-3377.

Scott Shindledecker can be reached at 928-453-4237 or sshindledecker@havasunews.com.