Slurry Seal Pavement Preservation Begins in Hāliʻimaile

April 1, 2015, 3:10 PM HST · Updated April 2, 11:16 AM
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Slurry sealing. photo courtesy County of Maui.

Slurry sealing.
photo courtesy County of Maui.

By Maui Now Staff

The County of Maui has started road cleaning, tree trimming and shoulder work in preparation for seal coating and slurry sealing of the roadways in the Hāliʻimaile subdivision.

The work is part of the department’s pavement preservation program and is slated for completion by May 29, 2015.

Affected residents should receive a letter and will be notified through door hangers before they will be directly impacted.  During days of impact, residents will be asked to park on the roadside outside of the work zone and to stay off the treated areas to allow proper drying and curing time.

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The department advises that driving over the treated areas will cause black asphalt emulsion to be splattered onto the vehicle. This material, if left on and dries, will be nearly impossible to remove.

Residents are also asked to shut off all irrigation systems while crews are working on the street. The seal coating and slurry sealing material will be negatively affected by extraneous water.

Motorists are asked to be attentive to traffic control personnel and to expect delays as traffic may be restricted at times to one lane only. Access to driveways in affected areas will not be available during specified work times due to a drying time of approximately 4-6 hours.

Work is scheduled to take place Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Any questions regarding the Hāliʻimaile pavement preservation work may be directed to Public Works Highways Division Office at (808) 270-7443.

County officials say Seal Coating and Slurry Sealing are two of several methods designed to extend the life of county roads.

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