More than 445 kilometres of seal coating is planned across Saskatchewan this summer. During the seal coating process, hot liquid asphalt is sprayed on the road before crushed gravel is spread over the asphalt and packed down.
Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit says, “Seal coating is a cost-effective treatment that provides a waterproof surface, which in turn prolongs pavement life.” Seal coats require about 24 hours to cure, resulting in speed reductions even while workers are not present. Marit is reminding drivers to pay attention in work zones, obey signage and slow down. A list of roadways due for seal coating is attached to this story at cjwwradio.com.
Some of the seal coating work this week includes:
Highway 16 near Wynyard; and
Highway 55 near Prince Albert.
Seal coating is also scheduled for later this construction season at a variety of locations including:
Highway 1 near Wolseley, Indian Head, Qu’Appelle, Mortlach, Parkbeg, Chaplin and Waldeck;
Highway 2 near Prince Albert;
Highway 7 near Alsask;
Highway 10 near Fort Qu’Appelle;
Highway 11 near Lumsden, Chamberlain, Davidson and Duck Lake;
Highway 16 near Wynyard and Maidstone; and
Highway 39 near Lang and Midale.