Sealing work for streets on the annual Nova Chip program is nearly complete, according to Andrea Lueken, assistant city engineer.
Sealing work began Thursday and was 65 percent complete by Monday afternoon.
All of the remaining streets except two were scheduled to be complete Tuesday.
Finished streets include:
Third Parkway, both lanes from West Way Drive to East Lane Drive;
Karen Lane, from Madison Avenue to a point just west of Camp Street;
Caroline Drive, from Madison east to the dead end.
MacArthur, from Third Street to Eighth Street;
Seventh, from Hooker to MacArthur Street;
The south side of Burnside Street, from Eighth south to the dead end; and
Hooker Street, from Second Street, south to Seventh Street.
Streets scheduled for Tuesday included:
North Side of Burnside, from Third north to the dead end; and
West 12th Street, from Jefferson Street to Stafford.
Half of Locust Street, from East Main Street to the dead end south of 11th Street, was completed Monday and the other half was scheduled for Tuesday.
Lafayette Street, from Fifth Street to Second Street may be completed Tuesday.
If it’s not, it will be finished at the same time as Second and Front streets, which can’t be sealed until concrete work, including curb and gutter work, is completed, Lueken said.
Completion dependent on the contractor’s schedule.
N.B. West Contracting Company was awarded the $409,864.10 bid.
The engineer’s estimate was $550,000 for the annual maintenance program, which involves sealing cracks, then applying an ultra-thin bonded wearing surface, commonly called Nova Chip, over existing pavement.
About half of the streets in the program included milling work along curbs, City Administrator Jim Briggs said.
The contract also includes some concrete work associated with the maintenance program.
The city has been using the Nova Chip method for a number of years. It replaced the old chip and seal method which drew complaints from motorists.
Since passage of the half-cent transportation sales tax, the city typically has allocated approximately $300,000 annually to seal various streets based on their conditions.