Lake Havasu City Council approves $1.1 million contract for chip sealing work

March 14, 2019

Lake Havasu City Council unanimously approved a $1.1 million contact for chip sealing of about 28 miles of several city byways at its bi-monthly meeting Tuesday evening.

Cholla Pavement Maintenance, Inc., of Apache Junction, will perform the work. It outbid Cactus Asphalt ($1.28 million) and VSS International ($1.21 million).

City Transportation and Maintenance Superintendent Ken Porosky said since 2012, 68 percent of the city’s streets had been chip sealed. He discussed the costs and amount of years that chip sealing provides as opposed to slurry sealing, pointing out that chip sealing is nearly half the cost and offers at least double the duration.

Vice Mayor David Lane said “he hated chip sealing” but acknowledged that “this makes everyone’s dollars go further.”

When Lane asked Porosky about micro sealing, he said it would be done on a limited basis near some of the city’s schools. “We gotta get more federal funding,” Lane added.

Council’s next regular meeting will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 26. Also, council will hold a budget/CIP overview work session at 9 a.m., Thursday, April 25.