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Sealcoat projects to start soon in area




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A project overseen by the Texas Department of Transportation designed to add a layer of petroleum-based sealcoat to protect roadways in rural portions of the San Antonio District is set to begin later this month, causing temporary rolling lane closures in some rural areas.

Affected highways include a mix of farm to market roads, interstate highway access roads, and U.S. and state highways. Work will begin in the northern counties of Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, and Uvalde first, occupying most of July. Then crews will look to Atascosa, Frio, McMullen, and Medina counties in August before finishing in Guadalupe and Wilson counties. Work on any given segment of road will vary from half a day to two full days.

Sealcoat is a petroleum-based liquid applied to asphalt to protect it from damage caused by the harsh South Texas sun. Asphalt is a mixture of sand, rock, tar, and bitumen.

Sitting in the Texas sun, asphalt begins to dry out and harden, leaving it vulnerable to cracking and deterioration. Sealcoat adds the needed moisture to prevent the damage and maintain the roadway.

While crews are trained to target the roadway with the spray, motorists in the area should use caution and give added space to workers to avoid the potential of having vehicles sprayed by sealcoat or loose gravel.

Roadways to be treated are as follows:

Wilson County:

F.M. 536, F.M. 541, U.S. 181, F.M. 1347, S.H. 119, F.M. 539, F.M. 3452

Atascosa County:

I-35, F.M. 2790 (Atascosa and Medina counties), S.H. 16

Bexar County:

F.M. 1346, F.M. 1516, S.H. 211, F.M. 2790

Guadalupe County:

I-10, U.S. 90, F.M. 78, F.M. 725, R.M. 32.
 

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Glenn Quagmire  
Quahog, Rhode Island  
July 12, 2012 2:17pm
 
Or maybe this just has to do with STATE roads. Maybe people should go to the county meetings and complain there. And ya can always vote.

 
LarryJohn  
La Vernia  
July 12, 2012 1:39pm
 
Please note that there was no information on County or Sub-Division roads. Do the Wilson County Commisioners have any plan to do any of those? I would think, with an Election just down the road, that they would be doing a lot ... More ›

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