On October 15th, the City Council approved a construction contract totaling $682,300 with Petrochem Manufacturing, LLC, for construction of the FY 2019-20A Residential Slurry Seal Project. This project, funded by Measure U, will slurry seal more than 1.8 million square feet of residential streets in three different neighborhoods. Slurry seal is a preventative maintenance surface treatment designed to extend the useful service life of road pavement. The streets receiving this treatment are generally rated in good condition so it’s critically important that the City provide preventative maintenance to keep those streets in good condition. As long as a pavement surface is resealed on a regular basis, the useful service life of that street can be extended almost indefinitely. Slurry seal treatments are also extremely cost effective, between .30 and .40 cents per square foot. However, if the pavement surface is never maintained and needs to be completely redone, it will cost more than $1.40 per square foot to re-pave it.
This project is a first in a series of street maintenance and rehabilitation projects budgeted by the City Council this fiscal year. A larger slurry seal project covering more than 2.6 million square feet is currently in design, as well as an arterial roadway pavement rehabilitation project. The arterial road project encompasses more than 800,000 square feet of arterial roads and will completely repave Golden Avenue, Kraemer Boulevard between Golden and Bastanchury, Bastanchury Road between the Fullerton City limits and Kraemer, as well as between the Yorba Linda City Limits and Valencia Avenue. Both of these projects are expected to be in construction by Summer 2020. Every street in Placentia will be addressed within 5-7 years and the City appreciates residents patience while the City works on future paving projects. Please visit www.placentia.org/measureu to review all of this year’s Measure U funded projects!