The District will commence its annual chip sealing of roads on Tuesday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 19, 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:
- Tryon Road
- Inwood Road
- Kedge Anchor Road
- Dunne Road (excluding cul de sac)
- Curteis Road
- Randles Lane
- Beach Road
- Wincott Road
- Fernie Wynd Road
- Swartz Bay Road (off Tryon Road)
- Boas Road
- Canoe Cove Road
This area was last treated in 2009.
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).
For more information about chip sealing and why the District follows this practice, visit the chip sealing page.
You may also contact the District’s Public Works department, at 250-655-5480, with your questions.