Weather permitting, the city of Nampa Street Division will begin to chip seal streets on Sunday, June 4. Drivers will want to reduce speeds during the chip sealing process and avoid parking on affected streets when they receive notice of chip sealing in their areas.
There are 26 road sections that will be chip sealed, the first being Idaho Center Boulevard from the Interstate ramps north to East Achievement Drive, followed by Franklin Road from Idaho Center Boulevard east to city limits – approximately ¼ mile east of cheese factory).
The remaining chip seal will be to the south beginning with Star Road. A complete list of roads to be chip sealed is attached to this release, along with a map of affected areas. When all of the scheduled roads are chip sealed, crews will proceed to fog seal and then finally to re-stripe the roads.
The Street Division website will be updated with work progress, along with any weather-related delays. To access this site go to http://www.cityofnampa.us/streets.
Chip sealing is a common, cost effective, pavement maintenance practice that extends pavement life and provides a good driving surface. Chip sealing is about one-fourth to one-fifth the cost of a conventional asphalt overlay.