The City of Bremerton road preservation project is an annual program where preselected segments of roadway are preserved using either “chip seal’ or “slurry seal”. This treatment is very cost effective and greatly extends the life of the asphalt pavement.
What is chip seal?
Chip seal is a pavement surface treatment that combines one or more layer(s) of asphalt with one or more layer(s) of fine aggregate (gravel). A dump truck full of chips (gravel) locks onto a spreader and is pulled backwards. A thin layer of liquid asphalt is sprayed down in front of the chip spreader.
What roadways will be preserved using this process?
Please download the Road Preservation Project Presentation (PDF) to see the 5-year program overview.
What should I expect?
If your street is selected for pavement surface treatment, your street swill be closed on three separate days - from approximately 7:00AM to 5:00PM. You will be notified of closures through doorknockers or signage in the area.
What do I need to do?
Remove all vehicles and other objects from the street. Avoid outdoor water use if it causes water to flow onto the street. Water will hinder the chip seal curing process.
5 Year Chip/Slurry Seal Program Overview