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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Scheduled Road Maintenance for Some Downtown Streets Begins July 14

Downtown Streets

Contractors with the City of Twin Falls will begin scheduled road maintenance in the Downtown Twin Falls area starting Wednesday, July 14 through Friday, August 6. The work will create delays, detours, and brief closures but is necessary to maintain the life and drivability of the roadway.

Beginning July 14, Emery, Inc. will begin Chip Seal Projects in the downtown portion of town. Shoshone Street, Addison Avenue East, and several streets to the south and east totaling more than 533,000 square yards of roadway will be chip sealed. Street lists, maps and chip seal information can be viewed on the City website here.

The work will require traffic restrictions, detours, and short closures of streets as the chip seal is placed. Work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to about 6 p.m.

Drivers should expect delays during the road maintenance projects, and are encouraged to avoid the project areas — if possible. Drivers should reduce speed and yield to workers or equipment when driving through the project areas.

Questions concerning the chip seal should be directed to Emery, Inc. at 208-733-3951.

More About Chip Seal

Prep Work:Slurry Seal

The road surface is cleaned of debris, sprayed for weeds and holes patched before the chip seal can be placed.

Chip Seal Placement:

Residences and businesses will receive a door hanger 24 hrs. prior to any work being done on their street. When you receive a door hanger, the work will occur on the following day. Please move your vehicles off of the street for that day. If vehicles are not moved off the street, they will be towed. In the event that a vehicle is towed, it will be towed to an adjacent street out of the work area.

Sweeping:

After the chip seal is placed, the excess chips will be swept. Normally this occurs 2 to 3 days after the placement of the chip seal. The residences and businesses will receive a door hanger 24 hrs. prior to any sweeping taking place. Sweeping takes place during night time hours. Please move your vehicles off of the street for the sweepers.