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The City of Twin Falls is scheduled to begin seasonal street maintenance and resurfacing beginning Monday, June 17 through Friday, Aug. 30. The seasonal maintenance work will require temporary closures of residential streets in northeast Twin Falls, or Zone 7 of the City Zoned Maintenance Plan.
City contractors will resurface about 80 lane miles of roadway in Zone 7, which includes many residential and thru streets from Blue Lakes Boulevard to Eastland Drive North, and from Addison Avenue East to Pole Line Road East.
The Zoned Maintenance Program was implemented by the City of Twin Falls to improve construction efficiencies and reduce the impact that infrastructure maintenance and improvements projects have on residents. The program isolates maintenance, such as street, water, and sewer work into one of eight zones within the city limits.
Contractors will notify residents about street closures at least 24 hours before work is scheduled to begin. Vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians will not be allowed on newly resurfaced roads for up to 12 hours, or until the new surface has sufficient time to cure.
The City of Twin Falls budgeted almost $1 million to repair and resurface streets in Zone 7 this year, which is slightly more than prior years due to increased material and construction costs, newly added bike trails and roads, and increased vehicle traffic that is creating more wear-and-tear.
Questions regarding road maintenance and resurfacing projects should be directed to the City of Twin Falls Street Department at 208-736-2226.
Download the street resurfacing map and schedule here.
Fog Seal sprays a layer of diluted asphalt emulsion — similar to a thin liquid oil — onto roadways. It generally requires a minimum of 1 to 2 hours to dry, and residential streets being fog sealed must be clear of all vehicles, garbage bins, and other obstructions.
Chip Seal applies a heavy coating of emulsified asphalt oil onto a road surface and then covers the oil with rock. Rollers are then utilized to embed the rock into the oil, forming a new road surface. Chip seal is applied when pavement deterioration is greater than what a Slurry Seal will correct.
Friction Seal is a new street treatment that sprays oil on the roadway and immediately covers it with a fine crushed aggregate. This treatment does not require sweeping of loose rock and provides a more substantial seal than a Fog Seal.