Pavement preservation project underway in McLeod County

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – A pavement preservation project began today, July 29, on approximately 30 miles of McLeod County roads, according to a release from the McLeod County Highway Department. The project is a combination of seal coating and fog sealing. The project should take about five days. Asphalt Preservation Company of Detroit Lakes was awarded this year’s seal coat project. Value of the work is approximately $600,000. The locations are shown on the attached map. The roads will remain open. Flaggers will be present to help guide traffic; which should expect minor delays. Seal coating is a preventative maintenance activity that involves applying liquid emulsified asphalt to a blacktop surfaced road and covering with aggregate. This process extends the life of the roadway and helps hold off costly reconstruction. Fog sealing involves spraying the road with a thin layer of liquid emulsion (oil). Any questions regarding the project can be directed to Jessie Dehn, Assistant County Engineer at 320.484.4321 or Jessie.Dehn@co.mcleod.mn.us. Project specific information will also be posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages; username is “McLeodCoHwy”. For other County construction information, please visit the construction page on the county highway department’s website at www.co.mcleod.mn.us/highway/construction.

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