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Taylorsville Journal

Slurry Seal Project

Jun 15, 2016 10:58AM ● By Bryan Scott

Slurry seal is an asphalt preventive maintenance which involves applying an emulsified asphalt mixture spread over the existing street surface. It helps protect streets from water penetration, provides a new surface with improved skid-resistance, and extends the life of the roadway. Slurry seal is part of the City’s ongoing pavement maintenance program to help seal cracks and preserve the pavement of our streets. 

You might ask, “Why does a street with a fairly intact surface get slurry sealed instead of a street in a more deteriorated condition?” Slurry seal is a surface treatment that is meant to extend the life of pavement and needs to be applied to a street before it begins to fail with potholes and broken surfaces. Slurry seal is a cost effective way to keep a good street in good shape for a longer period of time. Streets that are in a more deteriorated condition are treated with an asphalt overlay or are reconstructed. 

It is vital for everyone’s safety that you DO NOT drive, walk (including your pets) or bicycle on the wet slurry. Please stay off the street until it has been determined that the streets are safe to drive on and have opened the streets to traffic. Remember that during the application process, the street is closed and there will be City and contractor personnel working in the street—any unexpected traffic is very dangerous and puts their safety at risk. For additional information on the Slurry Seal Project scheduled for July and August, please visit the city website for maps and schedule updates at 

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