Crack Seal Program
Crack "sealing" is the placement of a rubberized sealant in the crack to provide a protective coating and seal out water. Asphalt pavement, by design, is flexible to accommodate the freeze/thaw cycles of the climate. Subsequently, cracking will occur in relatively new pavement and continue throughout its life due to age, traffic, weather, etc.
If the cracks are not maintained, the cracks can ravel and increase in size. Crack sealing is the most common maintenance option used to help protect the pavements integrity. It is often placed in advance of surface seal treatments to improve performance. (This practice is similar to caulking seams on a house to prevent water infiltration).
Current Project Status:
The 2021/2022 Crack Seal has been approved by City Council. Construction is anticipated to begin late September. This program is funded by the ½-cent Road & Bridge (Transportation) Sales Tax annually, as part of the City's Pavement Management Program. For more information on the City's Crack Seal Program please visit the Pavement Management Web Page. Typically, the annual Crack Seal Program construction takes place between September 1st and December 1st.
Vince Schmoeger 816-969-1800
Projected Funding: $300,000.00
Pavement Management Program Web Page