Street-sealing project begins next week

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Cars merge into one lane, around road work on El Monte Avenue in Los Altos. The city’s Public Works Department is working with the Town Crier to notify residents of similar, upcoming projects.

The Los Altos Public Works Department’s street-sealing project is scheduled to begin May 13 and conclude May 17.

According to assistant civil engineer Gaku Watanabe, microsurfacing of selected streets to repair minor pavement failures, apply slurry coating and restripe the roads is an annual project. The slurry seal is a mixture of water, asphalt emulsion and small aggregates that are commonly applied to roadway surfaces as a preventive treatment to prolong remaining life of the roadway.

Streets selected for slurry sealing were chosen based on a citywide ranking of their condition using the Pavement Management Program developed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

The project may require lane closures and parking restrictions on the frontage of properties on affected streets. Watanabe said roadway markings will be completed the following week.

The schedule for microsurfacing:

May 13

• Las Campanas Court (Sierra Ventura Drive to end)

• Chuleta Court (Via Huerta to end)

• Clay Drive (Fallen Leaf Lane to Candace Way)

• Brookmill Road (Fallen Leaf Lane to end)

• Austin Avenue (Morton to Fremont avenues)

May 14

• Orr Court (Richardson Avenue to end)

• Randolph Parkway (Richardson Avenue to end)

• Patlen Drive (Payne Drive to end)

• Payne Drive (Patlen Drive to Heritage Court)

• Clinton Road (Miramonte Avenue to end)

• Spencer Court (Limetree Lane to Spencer Way)

May 15

• Payne Drive (Oakhurst Avenue to Heritage Court)

• McKenzie Avenue (Oakhurst to Portland avenues)

• Cuesta Drive (El Monte to Campbell avenues)

• Arroyo Road (Springer Road to end)

• Second Street (Main to State streets)

• Fourth Street (State Street to Edith Avenue)

May 16

• Loucks Avenue (Los Altos to Ray avenues)

• Raquel Court (Raquel Lane to end)

• Leaf Court (Twelve Acres Drive to end)

• Cavalier Court (Torwood Lane to end)

• Portola Avenue (San Antonio Road to Jordan Avenue)

• Distel Drive (Marich Way to El Camino Real)

• Distel Drive (Jardin Drive to Alvarado Avenue)

• Mayer Court (El Monte Avenue to end)

• Main Street (State Street to San Antonio Road)

• Second Street (State Street to Edith Avenue)

May 17

• Marich Way (Casita Way to end)

• Loucks Avenue (Ray Avenue to San Antonio Road)

• Alley No. 3 (Shasta to State streets)

• Alley No. 5 (Edith Avenue to block before State Street)

• Alley Nos. 6 and 9 (Plaza to Whitney streets)

• Alley No. 7 (Whitney to Lyell streets)

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