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Reclamite Seal Project Begins in Southeast Quadrant of Visalia

The City of Visalia’s Public Works Department announces that the Reclamite Seal Project for the south-east quadrant of Visalia, south of highway 198 and east of Mooney Boulevard, will begin on Monday, June 27th.

The Reclamite Seal Project consists of an application of an asphalt rejuvenating agent, made up of petroleum oils and sand, which provides a simple, one-step method for restoring and preserving durability in asphalt. This extends the life of the newly constructed pavement and provides corrective maintenance on deteriorated pavements. Once the rejuvenating emulsion has penetrated the existing pavement surface, a coating of dry sand is applied to the surface to decrease tracking of the oils and provide additional skid resistance. The remaining oiled sand not absorbed into the existing pavement is then swept by a street sweeper.

The City’s contractor will close the streets, as all vehicles, traffic, and parked cars must be off the streets that will receive the application of reclamite by 7 a.m. on Monday, June 27th.

The contractor will apply the rejuvenator with oil and approximately two hours after the application occurs, a sand blotter will be applied to reduce tracking. Traffic or parked cars will not be allowed on the streets until after the sand has been applied. Speed must be held to a minimum for several days to reduce the chance of picking up rejuvenator and sand on vehicles.

The anticipated completion date for this portion of the Reclamite Seal Project is August 26, 2016. For a map of the streets included in the project, visit http://www.visalia.city/depts/public_works/streets_traffic_n_fleet/default.asp.

For more information concerning this project, contact City of Visalia Project Manager Norm Goldstrom, Public Works Manager at (559) 713-4186 or at norm.goldstrom@visalia.city or Contractor Sierra Nevada Contractors (SNC) Inc.’s Daniel Cruz at (916) 508-3686.

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