Chip Seal Scheduled to Begin

Chip sealing this year is scheduled to take place beginning July 18 and lasting through July 21, weather permitting. This process is followed by seal coating, which is currently scheduled for a week later, July 24-26. Barricades and notices will be in place to alert drivers of the work being done.

In the event of inclement weather, the project will be delayed and the dates may change.

To view the location of this year’s scheduled roads for chip sealing, visit 2019 UP Chip Seal Program Map.

Each year City staff survey and rate every street in the City of University Place to look for signs of cracking or deterioration. These ratings, combined with staff observations and recommendations, are used to determine pavement repair priorities.

An annual budget amount is earmarked for neighborhood pavement maintenance and that amount must cover the costs of asphalt patching, crack sealing, chip sealing and fog sealing.

For more information about chip sealing in University Place, call the Public Works department at 253.460.6493.