As with all paving projects, keeping residents and road users notified and informed of upcoming activities is generally helpful in minimizing confusion, motorist delays, and complaints. Because vehicles traveling on new slurry seal before it has cured sufficiently will cause damage, extra care should be taken to adequately inform the public and other stakeholders regarding this work.
Notification practices vary from agency to agency and from job to job, but some common forms of notification include one or more of the following:
Notification message content also varies, but usually includes the following information to address six basic questions:
A thoughtfully conceived and executed notification plan can greatly enhance public satisfaction with pavement preservation projects including slurry seal.
Treat vegetation with herbicide early to prevent it from growing back following the project.
The contractor will set up a staging area for the stockpiling of materials, equipment storage and maintenance. During the construction operations, truck mounted pavers or nurse trucks/support units will be loaded with material at the stockpile and driven to the project.
PREVENTING STOCKPILE CONTAMINATION
It is critical to the quality of the project that stockpiled materials do not become contaminated or contaminate the staging area.
Screen the material immediately prior to loading the truck mounted paver or mobile support unit if oversize is present in the aggregate. This way, there is no possibility of contamination from re-handling the material.
During, and especially at the completion of a slurry seal project, it is important that all areas involved be kept clean and orderly. Final acceptance of the job should be deferred until the inspector is satisfied that all areas involved have been restored to their original state of cleanliness.
Inspect the loading area daily, with special emphasis on the emulsion loading area to ensure that all areas are kept clean and orderly.