The City of San Angelo’s annual program of sealcoating streets has concluded and the process of cleaning and removing loose rock along curbsides has begun.
The project’s contractor, Brannan Paving Co. of Victoria, for the next two weeks will be attending to the loose rock. Residents on sealcoated streets are asked to refrain from parking in the street to allow the cleanup to more effectively occur. Residents who have questions or additional concerns can call the construction supervisors in the City’s Engineering Services Division at (325) 481-2741.

Sealcoating is a preventative measure that involves applying a thin layer of asphalt and rock to a street’s surface to prevent moisture from seeping into the asphalt and damaging the roadway’s base. The process extends the life of a street’s surface.

The City invested $1.7 million in the effort, nearly tripling the $600,000 spent on sealcoating last year.

A $1.3 million project to mill and overlay four city streets is scheduled to begin in October. That project, which will be performed by Reece Albert, a local contractor, is expected to take about a month to complete.

Mill and overlay involves grinding and removing the top 2 inches of asphalt and replacing it with new asphalt to improve and extend the life of the roadway’s surface; doing so also yields a smoother ride. After the milling, the affected streets will be reopened to traffic until the paving begins. Those streets are:

  • Main Street from the Houston Harte Expressway to 18th Street.
  • 14th Street from Main to Chadbourne streets.
  • Oakes Street from 14th to 11th streets.
  • 19th Street from U.S. Highway 87 west to the railroad tracks.

The streets involved in the maintenance program were determined following an analysis and prioritization of street conditions by the Engineering Services and the Street & Bridge divisions with the assistance of a construction testing company that sampled and tested roadbeds.