Slurry Seal and Overlay Resurfacing Program FAQ

OVERLAY

What is an overlay? It’s a new layer of asphalt that’s applied to existing roadways, which often involves grinding up some of the old asphalt. The new asphalt is then placed in single or multiple layers depending on the thickness of the overlay. This process extends the life of the street and keeps it smooth!
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Will I have access to my driveway? Yes. There are two phases to an Overlay: grinding and paving. During grinding, you will have complete access to your driveway. During paving, all streets will be open to through traffic at all times, but a traffic control personnel will be on site to direct traffic and answer any questions regarding street or driveway access.

Can I park on-street? On-street parking will be available within 1,000 feet of construction. Pay close attention to parking notices and park off affected streets during construction. All cars in the “No Parking” zone during construction time will be towed. 

When can I drive on the resurfaced street? Once street is paved, it will be closed for approximately 2 to 4 hours. The street should be reopened by the end of the working day.

Will my trash, recycling and green waste be picked up? Yes. The contractor will coordinate with and accommodate trash, recycling and green waste pick-up.

Will my mail be delivered? Yes, the contractor will work with USPS or other delivery services.

Will work occur on the weekend or holidays? Construction will not occur during the weekends or holidays.

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How can I learn more about the exact timing of construction?
The nature of this project allows a limited, tentative schedule. Each week a list of streets that can expect construction within the next seven days is published at SantaClaritaCityBriefs.com. The interactive map at santa-clarita.com/RoadRehab is also updated accordingly. Usually, paving takes place about a week after grinding, but that too is tentative due to the many variables involved in this project. Each year project managers and Communications strive to improve Road Rehab messaging and the accuracy of information. If you have specific questions that have not been addressed by the FAQs list, please call the Project Hotline at (661) 290-2291.

What can we do to help? Avoid producing water runoff into the streets the day before or after construction, because this may delay work. Also, keep children and pets away from construction areas AT ALL TIMES.

How many days will I be affected? Construction phases may take place at different times, extending work on your street across several days. We appreciate your cooperation and support and encourage you to call the Project Hotline at (661) 290-2291 if you have questions or concerns.


SLURRY SEAL

What is a slurry seal? It’s a coating of fine, crushed aggregate asphalt and water applied to roadways. Pre-work includes killing weeds, sealing cracks and repairing asphalt. It extends the life of the street and keeps it smooth. 

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Will I have access to my street? There will be no driving or parking permitted on the posted work days.

Can I park in my driveway? Yes, but there will be no access in and out of a driveway once treatment is applied for the duration of the day (7:30 am to 4:30 pm).

When can I drive on the resurfaced street? Once street is resurfaced, it will be closed until the end of the work day.

Will my trash, recycling and green waste be picked up? Yes. The contractor will coordinate with and accommodate trash, recycling and green waste pick-up.

Will the work occur on the weekend or holidays? Construction will not occur during the weekends or holidays.Will my mail be delivered? Yes, the contractor will work with USPS or other delivery services.

How can I learn more about the exact timing of construction? The nature of this project allows a limited, tentative schedule. Each week a list of streets that can expect construction within the next seven days is published at SantaClaritaCityBriefs.com. The interactive map at santa-clarita.com/RoadRehab is also updated accordingly. Usually, paving takes place about a week after grinding, but that too is tentative due to the many variables involved in this project. Each year project managers and Communications strive to improve Road Rehab messaging and the accuracy of information. If you have specific questions that have not been addressed by the FAQs list, please call the Project Hotline at (661) 290-2291.

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Why does the road look and feel so rough after this treatment? Due to the nature of a slurry seal treatment, there is an anticipated loss of asphalt material. On average, 10 percent of pavement material is lost over the first 30 days. This fluctuates depending on traffic. The contractor will be scheduling periodic street sweepings on the affected roadways, sidewalks and driveways during the first 30 days after the treatment has been applied to reduce loose gravel and debris.

Can I park on-street? There will be NO PARKING and NO DRIVING during slurry seal construction. However, on-street parking will be available within 1,000 feet from residences and businesses. Pay close attention to parking notices and park off streets during construction. All cars in the “No Parking” zone during the time of construction will be towed.

What can we do to help? Avoid producing water runoff into the streets the day before or after construction, because this may delay work. Also, keep children and pets away from construction areas AT ALL TIMES.

How many days will I be affected? Construction phases may take place at different times, extending work on your street across several days. We appreciate your cooperation and support and encourage you to call the Project Hotline at (661) 290-2291 if you have questions or concerns.

For more information, current construction dates and a list of streets affected, 
please visit santa-clarita.com/RoadRehab.