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City begins 2011 road resurfacing work
City begins 2011 road resurfacing work

 City begins 2011 road resurfacing work; some major streets postponed until next spring

The City of Sacramento Department of Transportation is starting road resurfacing work throughout the City to keep the pavement as close as possible to its newly constructed condition. There may be minor traffic delays and inconvenience, however, when completed the streets will be in nearly new condition.

The department aims to resurface every street in the City about once every ten years to maintain the quality of City streets in a cost effective manner with available funds. 

This month, work is starting in South Natomas. See the first week’s schedule. The schedule is subject to change. Check to see if your street is going to be resurfaced and when, via a tentative schedule that is posted weekly here.

After South Natomas is completed, the work will move to Land Park, the Tahoe Park vicinity, and finally, the south Sacramento area near the end of September. Nine arterial segments along with numerous streets in four neighborhoods identified in the map, are part of this year’s $1.2 million maintenance program.

Streets will receive one of three types of resurfacing (slurry, micro surface, or asphalt rubber cape seal) depending upon the street condition.

What residents can expect:

Work is expected to take place weekdays only, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the exception of Blumenfeld Drive, Fee Drive, Joellis Way, Tribute Road and 12th Avenue, where work will also take place on weekends.

Residents will be notified via a reminder that will be hung on the door three to five days before the street is due to be resurfaced. The door hanger will specify the day work is to be done. Note, before and after the actual resurfacing, work crews may be seen performing other work on the street.

Most commonly, no vehicles will be allowed on the street during the resurfacing process and street will be closed for a portion of the day.

Work on the following streets that were scheduled to receive an overlay this summer is being postponed until next April, due to the implementation of a new federal requirement. The new rule shortened the window of opportunity for the City to hire contractors and complete the work during the 2011 construction season.

  • Bell Avenue between Raley Boulevard and Parker Avenue
  • Stockton Boulevard between Broadway and 39th Street
  • South Land Park Drive between 35th Avenue and Moss Drive
  • Havenside Drive between Florin Road and Gloria Drive
  • Riverside Boulevard between Park Riviera Way and Florin Road
  • 8th Street between P Street and K Street
  • Del Paso Boulevard between El Camino Avenue and Marysville Boulevard
  • Fulton Avenue between Auburn Boulevard and North end of Business 80

 For questions about this year’s road resurfacing projects, contact us via 311 or call the Help Desk at 808-7027.

Source: Linda K. Tucker, City of Sacramento Department of Transportation