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Second Coat of Chip Seal

Over the next few weeks, Township Road 512 east of SH 630, Township Road 482 west of HWY 36 and Range Road 132 south of Township Road 482, will continue the process for being upgraded from gravel or oiled roads to all-weather hard surfaced roads and receive a second coat of “chip seal”.

While this process is much different from the process to pave a road with asphalt, the end result will seem similar to residents and the travelling public, and will result in roads that are not dusty when dry, nor muddy when wet.

Township Road 502 and Range Road 182 are being upgraded.

Over the next few months, Township Road 502 from Range Road 201 to Range Road 205, and Range Road 182 from Black Nugget Lake Entry to Township Road 494 will be upgraded from gravel or oiled roads to all-weather hard surfaced roads.

This involves stabilizing the road base with soil cement before applying two coats of “chip seal”. While this process is much different from the process to pave a road with asphalt, the end result will seem similar to residents and the travelling public, and will result in roads that are not dusty when dry, nor muddy when wet.

During this time, these roads may be closed to allow crews to work safely; however, access for local landowners will be maintained during construction.

We encourage patrons to take alternate routes until the projects are complete.There are potential hazards to the public and vehicles during the construction process. This can include heavy machinery, dust or mud, and road materials such as gravel, asphalt coatings and rock chips. After the roads are stabilized, a coat of chip seal will be applied that can make your vehicle dirty. 

Finally, there will be loose rock chips present for some time after application that can scratch your vehicle. The final chips will be brushed off after the surface has cured (generally after a few weeks).Please be advised the speed limit will be 50 km/h while posted, as there will be crews on the road who need to work safely, it will help keep loose rock chips more stationary.

This schedule is weather dependent.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during construction. If you have any questions, please call the Beaver County Service Centre at 780-663-3730.

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