City plans surface coating for street protection

Tribune staff reports

Seymour Department of Public Works plans to begin applying asphalt emulsion and liquid road surface coating to selected streets today in an effort to stretch paving dollars and protect asphalt streets and roads.

The work will require the closure of streets at times.

Vehicles will not be permitted in an area during the improvement project, and vehicles must be removed from parking spots, drives, and garages by 7 a.m. when work on a street occurs. The vehicles must remain out until the next morning or until the street is opened.

Adequate parking is available on connecting side streets, and the city will remove the barricades as soon as the material has cured sufficiently for vehicular traffic.

This surface coating is similar to the seal coating but is thicker, more durable and designed to wear/last longer than ordinary seal coating used on driveways and parking lots, according to a news release.

For information about the street improvement projects, call city engineer Nathan Frey at 812-927-0867.

Here is a schedule of streets affected, weather permitting:

Today: D Avenue from A Avenue to Airport Road

Tuesday: One half of Chestnut Street from Second Street to Tipton Street (parking will be restricted) and half of Fourth Street from Burkart Boulevard east to a point 0.20 miles east of Burkart Boulevard

Wednesday: The second half of Chestnut Street from Second to Tipton Street (parking will be restricted) and the second half of Fourth Street from Burkart Boulevard east to a point 0.20 miles east of Burkart Boulevard

Thursday: Fourth Street from Burkart Bouleard east to a point 0.20 miles east of Burkart Boulevard

Friday: Bateman Drive from Burkart Boulevard to Killion Drive.

The schedule is subject to change.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.