Santa Clarita recognized for its road preservation program

The Construction Management Association of America's SoCal chapter awarded the city of Santa Clarita with a 2019 Project Achievement Award for its annual overlay and slurry seal program. Courtesy of the city of Santa Clarita

The city of Santa Clarita recently received a 2019 Project Achievement Award for its overlay and slurry seal program, officials announced Thursday.

The Construction Management Association of America’s Southern California chapter presented the award at its 27th annual Awards Gala on Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach.

Every year, the city spends approximately $11 million on its road preservation project, which “improves city roadways and extends their life,” reads a Santa Clarita news release. Slurry seal is a maintenance treatment that involves coating of finely crushed aggregate, asphalt and water, while overlay is the rehabilitating of a street with similar coating after grinding up old asphalt.

The city’s Road Rehab section on its website (santa-clarita.com) offers an interactive map of Santa Clarita streets that will be serviced for the year and provides tentative construction start dates.

Streets chosen for the program in 2019 are scheduled to be announced when project details are finalized, the news release read.

For more information about the city’s Public Works Department, call 661-259-2489.

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