On Monday, July 23 the City of Eden Prairie is scheduled to begin seal coating streets in the western portion of the City.
The seal coat project includes approximately 21 miles of streets — including Dell Road — and about 5 miles of trails, and will take approximately two weeks to complete depending on weather. The specific streets and trails being seal coated are indicated on the following map:
2012 Seal Coat Project Map [PDF]
Seal coating is considered a maintenance activity and helps extend the life of an asphalt street by sealing the cracks and providing protection from water. Prior to the actual seal coat application, “crack sealing” is done. This is where the cracks are sealed with an asphalt compound. The seal coat procedure then follows and consists of spraying a thin layer of liquid asphalt on the roadway surface, placing a thin layer of rock chips over the top and rolling the rock chips into the liquid asphalt. Sweeping of the excess rock will take place two to five days after the seal coat has been placed.
“No Parking” signs will be posted along the seal coat routes approximately one working day prior to the seal coat operation. Residents are requested to move their vehicles from those streets at that time. Cooperation of area residents is appreciated and can minimize the inconvenience during this time. If vehicles remain on the street at the time of the seal coating and the owners cannot be located, the vehicles will be towed. The “No Parking” signs will be removed after the seal coating is completed.