The District has commenced its annual chip sealing of roads from July 19 through July 21, from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm (weather permitting).
This pavement surface treatment extends the life of rural roadways with lower traffic volumes. The chip sealing process involves rolling hot liquid asphalt, gravel chips, and sand into roadways.
During this time, residents in the following areas can expect minor delays:
- Mainwaring Road
- Sycamore Drive
- Redbud Place
- Hickory Drive
- Clayton Road
- Trillium Place
- Baxendale Road
- Rosborough Road
- Tatlow Road
- Chalet Road
After heavy equipment has embedded the aggregates into the asphalt, the mixture requires several weeks to fully cure. Loose gravel will remain on the surface.
Residents and commuters who use these roadways are asked to observe the temporary posted speed reduction on the newly treated road surface while the asphalt-gravel mixture solidifies (approximately 3 weeks).
Residents can find more information about chip sealing and why the District follows this practice on the chip sealing page.
They may also contact the District’s Public Works department, at 250-655-5480, with their questions.