Feasibility Report for 2014 Pavement Management Project (PDF - 25 MB)
Seal Coating for Spring 2013 is complete
Seal coating is a common preventive maintenance activity in Minnesota performed by most cities, counties, and MN/Dot districts.
Cars should not be parked on the streets that are being seal coated. "No parking" signs will be posted 24 hours in advance of seal coating.
Please refer to map or call Public Works at 651-458-2808 with questions.
The primary reason to seal coat a bituminous pavement is to protect the pavement from the deteriorating affects of sun and water. When the pavement is exposed to sun, wind and water, the bituminous hardens, causing the pavement to become more brittle. As a result, the pavement will crack because it is unable to bend and flex when exposed to traffic and temperature changes. A seal coat combats this situation by providing a waterproof membrane, which not only slows down the hardening process, but also helps the pavement to shed water, preventing it from entering the gravel sub-base material.