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City and PROSEAL preserving streets

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The city of Fort Scott and PROSEAL will be preserving several streets recently asphalted by the city.

Reclamite rejuvenator, a surface sealer that extends the life of the pavement for several years, will be applied to the streets. All affected property owners in the area will be notified with a door hanger on their front door.

A news release from the city said the following streets will be closed sometime during the day Tuesday and Wednesday:

Horton from Sixth Street to Arthur Street; from First Street to Fifth Street; and Fifth Street from Andrick to Arthur.

It is imperative that all traffic be off the streets to be sealed by 8 a.m. on those mornings for the streets listed, the release said.

The contractor will close the street and apply the product with an oil distributor. About one to two hours after the product is applied, a sand blotter will be used to reduce tracking. Motorists should not drive on streets until the sand has been applied. The streets will be slick and drivers may get oil on their vehicles, the release said.

After the sand has been applied, the street will be opened to traffic. To reduce the chance of pickup on their vehicles, motorists must hold their speed to a minimum for several days following the application.

Subject to weather, the sand will be swept away one to two days after application. Traffic will not be kept from streets more than eight to nine hours. The street should be open one to two hours after application of the Reclamite product.

The product is clear in color and as a result the darkening of the street will be temporary and has nothing to do with performance. The sealer will not restore damaged pavement but will preserve the streets in their current condition for years to come, the release said.

Keep children and pets off the street during the application process or they may track oil into homes. People should check their shoes and their pet's feet for residue after application to the street to protect floors. If residue is tracked into a driveway or garage, it can be washed off or it will wear off in two to six weeks. Residue on vehicles should be immediately washed with soap and water to remove it. If not, a good degreaser at the car wash works well, the release said.

If due to weather -- rain, wind or heat -- or mechanical problems, workers do not get to a particular street sealing on the day scheduled, the city will notify residents in that area of the new date streets will be sealed.

Questions can be directed to City Hall at (620) 223-0550. More information is posted on the city's website, www.fscity.org.



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