Drivers are advised that numerous Santa Maria streets will receive repairs and improvements beginning Wednesday, September 21st, weather permitting, and continuing into October 2022. Is your street affected and when? Scroll for more information and project calendars.
Chip seal is a thin layer road maintenance treatment consisting of asphalt oil covered by small chip rock that protects and extends pavement life. Within two to three days of the chip application, a sprayed-on coat of surface seal called tire rubber modified surface seal (TRMSS) is applied. The road is opened to traffic immediately after chip spreading but traffic will be impacted temporarily during the TRMSS application for a short curing period. Once the treatment is placed, traffic must remain off the roadway until the material has cured. This generally takes 4-5 hours or more depending on weather conditions. Once the material is cured, the contractor will open the roadway to traffic. The contractor will post construction notices on residents’ doors and along streets with the dates and times when parking and access to streets will be prohibited.
Construction will move quickly from street to street. Parking will not be allowed in active construction areas. VEHICLES THAT ARE PARKED IN ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION AREAS WILL BE TOWED. The contractor will post construction notices along streets with the dates and times when parking will be prohibited. In addition, notices on residents’ doors and along streets with the dates and times will be delivered when parking and access to streets will be prohibited.
City staff encourages that drivers obey all temporary construction signs and reduce driving speeds in construction areas. Driving on the treated roadway surface before the contractor opens the roadway to traffic can result in damage to the surface treatment as well as a vehicle. The driving public may experience delays during construction. It is recommended to use alternate routes whenever possible to avoid delays and minimize the inconveniences to motorists.
Arterial Dig Out and Overlay Project
Click on above graphic to enlarge view - Arterial Dig Out Calendar September-October 2022
Drivers are advised that temporary delays will occur on various Santa Maria streets due to the City’s Arterial Dig Out and Overlay Project beginning Monday, August 8th and continuing through the end of October.
The roadway project will include the installation of new streetlight conduit and asphalt paving work that includes the dig out and repair of failed asphalt areas, removal of existing traffic striping, grinding of the edges of the existing pavement, the placement of hot mix asphalt overlay, and then re-establishment of traffic striping. The City is contracting with CalPortland Construction to perform this $3,578,800 project funded by Measure A, Gas Tax and SB-1 Gas Tax dollars.
The streets that are part of the project include:
- Alvin Avenue, College Drive to Bradley Road
- Battles Road, Miller Street to College Drive
- College Drive, Stowell Road to Enos Drive
- Depot Street, Stowell Road to Morrison Avenue
- Depot Street, Boone Street to Cook Street
- Skyway Drive, Betteravia Road to Orcutt Expressway
- Stowell Road, Black Road to Hanson Way
- Stowell Road, Depot Street to Broadway (Highway 135)
- E. Orange Street, College Drive to Concepcion Avenue
The arterial dig out and overlay project is a substantial roadway treatment that is designed to repair distressed roadway sections with an overlay of new asphalt over the remaining section of roadway. The overlay treatment is proposed to last just over 10 years.