City to Begin Sealcoating Streets in East San Angelo Aug. 1Press Release
SAN ANGELO, TX -- (Press Release) The City of San Angelo begins its yearly program of street maintenance Aug. 1.
Contractor Ronald R. Wagner & Co. will be sealcoating selected city streets throughout the community. This marks the fourth year of an eight-year cycle to maintain every city roadway in San Angelo.
The City Council awarded Wagner a $4.1 million contract to perform the work. That figure represents a 65-percent increase over the $2.5 million spent last year. The square yardage to be treated is increasing 43 percent. The rising cost of petroleum products used in the process accounts for the difference.
The work will take about four weeks. Streets in the PaulAnn and Belaire neighborhoods, and the Rio Vista and Houston elementary school areas will be treated. Additional sealcoating will be performed in the East Concho area, along Oxford Drive/Avenue, on Foster Road, and in the parking lots at Lone Wolf Bridge and the City’s stormwater operations facility. Maps of the streets to be sealcoated are posted at cosatx.us/streets.
Notice will be given to homeowners that their streets will be treated at least seven days before the work so residents can move vehicles from the roadway. Vehicles in the street will be towed so the work can be completed and returned to the same location. Owners may be fined for failure to move the vehicle.
Sealcoating is not to be confused with resurfacing a roadway. Sealcoating involves applying a thin layer of asphalt and rock to a street’s surface. That prevents moisture from seeping into the asphalt and damaging the roadway’s base. The process extends the life of a street’s surface.
A $22 million effort to rebuild Bell Street has begun as part of an $80 million, 10-year plan to rebuild San Angelo’s worst streets. The project includes replacing water and sewer lines beneath Bell Street, accounting for $12 million of the cost.
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