Slurry project closes streets |

Slurry project closes streets

Christine Kuklica
Workers began covering city streets with slurry seal on Tuesday. The project is being done by Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc., which is located in Sparks.

The city of Fallon will be closing streets through Monday due to a slurry seal project that will repair damaged roads.

Michael Miller, assistant to the city engineer, said this is an annual project.

“It is another preventative measure that the city takes to protect the roads and help extend the life of the pavement,” he said.

The city awarded the contract to Inner Mountain Slurry Seal, Inc. of Sparks.

Miller said the project should be finished by Monday, weather permitting.

“In order for the sealer to set properly the weather has to be warm,” Miller said. “It hardens faster in warm weather and seals properly.”

Prep crews will begin at 7 a.m. in order to have the roads ready for the slurry truck that will be arriving around 8-8:30 a.m. Miller said the streets should be open for through traffic between 5-6 p.m.

While the project is in progress, Miller said the city is requesting drivers park on adjacent streets that are not impacted by the street sealing. Streets that are impacted will be marked “no parking.” Vehicles left in no parking areas will be towed at owner’s expense, according to information provided to residents.

Streets will be closed unless flaggers are present to control traffic. Miller said residents should avoid driving, bicycle riding or walking on sealed streets until new surfaces dries. Under normal weather conditions, the city said streets will be re-opened within three to four hours after sealing is complete. Only emergency vehicles will be allowed through at any time.

Additionally, Miller said Intermountain has asked that people do not allow water to run in the street gutter during this period.

Weather considerations or equipment breakdowns may cause schedule changes. If streets are not completed due to any reason, Miller said residents will be notified as to the new date.

For information regarding streets that will be closed due to the work, contact Jim Souba, city engineer, at 775-423-3040.