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Paving the way: Several San Marcos streets to be resurfaced

The City of San Marcos has announced that several streets in the community will receive routine maintenance from Monday, Nov. 6 through mid-December as part of the City’s ongoing commitment to maintaining its roadways.

Every year in San Marcos, several streets receive a chip and slurry seal treatment to significantly extend the life of existing pavement by protecting the undersurface from the effects of aging and the environment. Residents directly affected will receive notices two weeks and 72 hours prior to scheduled work so that appropriate parking arrangements can be made.

“Over the past five years, the city has resurfaced more than 15 million square feet of pavement to provide motorists a safe and smooth ride while traveling through San Marcos,” said Public Works Director Matt Little.

During construction work, there will be flaggers and other workers directing traffic to ensure the safe passage of all individuals and for the safety of construction workers between the designated weekday construction hours Monday through Friday from 7 am and 5 pm; some Saturday work will be required.

Streets affected will receive two slurry seal coats. The first coat will be a larger rock followed by a second coat of smaller rock that will provide a smoother ride for motorists; coats will be applied on different days.

“We appreciate continued patience from residents and motorists during these important roadway repairs that will pave the way for lasting improvements,” said Little.

Paid for by the city’s capital improvement projects budget, the $465,000 project will be completed by American Asphalt South Inc.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and use caution when traveling through roadwork areas.

Road work schedules, maps and other traffic alerts will be posted to the city’s website at www.san-marcos.net/roadwork. Schedules are subject to change and residents are encouraged to regularly check the website for updates. Traffic alerts will also be shared through the city’s social media platforms @sanmarcoscity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information or questions about work on your street, please call the City’s Public Works Department at (760) 752-7550 or the City’s contracted construction manager Jason Linsdau at (760) 759-2466.

Several streets in San Elijo Hills set for San Marcos City maintenance work – Questhaven-Double Peak Drive etc.

Several streets in San Elijo Hills set for maintenance work

The City of San Marcos has announced that several streets in the community will receive routine maintenance in the coming weeks as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to maintaining its roadways.

Several streets will receive a two-part process of a scrub seal followed by a slurry seal. Other streets in need of less maintenance will receive just the slurry seal. A scrub seal applies liquid asphalt to the existing roadway surface then covers that with aggregate rock called chip. The slurry seal process gives a street a smooth black finish. This type of maintenance to city streets significantly extends the life of existing pavement by protecting the undersurface from the effects of aging and the environment.

Notices will be mailed to affected residences and ongoing information will be posted on the city’s website, www.san-marcos.net (click “Road Work” on the homepage). Residents may sign up to receive traffic e-alerts as the project progresses, and/or they may choose to follow updates on the city’s Facebook and Twitter feeds. Affected residences and businesses will also receive door hangers 72 hours prior to any scheduled work on their street and temporary no parking signage will be placed on streets 48 hours in advance of the work start date.

The work is being done by Pavement Coatings Co. The work will take place over four weeks beginning late September to early October.

Affected roads are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Group No. 2 — Slurry Seal Only

Double Peak Drive — San Elijo Road to Double Peak Park 
Elfin Forest Road — Crescent Place to City/County Limits 
Questhaven Road — San Elijo Road to City/County Limits 

ALL AFFECTED STREETS 

Weekly Schedules by Street
WEEK 4 SCHEDULE — October 17 to 21
WEEK 5 SCHEDULE — October 24 to 28
— Week 5 revised map (uploaded 10/22/12)

For more information, please call San Marcos Communications Officer Jennifer Windle at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3169