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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Chip Sealing Projects Scheduled to Begin August 28 in Pocatello


Starting next week, crews from the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department will begin chip sealing roads around Pocatello.

Chip sealing is where crews put down a thick asphalt emulsion and then apply rocks – called chips – to the emulsion. It is followed with a coat of emulsion to hold the chips in place. Later, crews return to the roads, sweep up the excess chips, and apply a final emulsion coat.

“Chip sealing is best focused on high volume roads,” said Tom Kirkman, Street Operations

Superintendent for the City of Pocatello. “The benefits to chip sealing are that it seals and adds more wear surface to the road.”

There will be no parking allowed on the street from 6:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. while crews are working. There will be traffic congestion and delays while crews are working. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic in the construction area. Motorists should expect delays and use alternate routes when possible to avoid travel in these areas.

In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen problems, the schedule may be revised and sealing

may occur the following day.

A tentative schedule is included below.

For more information on the Street Operations Department, visit

Monday, August 28

Cliffs Drive (Cliffs Way roundabout to Cliffs Drive loop)

Cliffs Way (5th Avenue to Cliffs Way)

Barton Road (5th Avenue to end of pavement)

Buckskin Road (Alvin Ricken Drive to city limits)

Tuesday, August 29

Buckskin Road (Alvin Ricken to city limits)

Fore Road (S. Grant Avenue to end of pavement)

Arrowhead Drive (Cahina Way to end of pavement)

Cedar Hollow (Arrowhead Drive to end of pavement)

Evergreen Drive (Cahina Way to end of pavement)

Tee Drive (Cahina Way to end of pavement)

Wednesday, August 30

Cheyenne Avenue (Bannock Highway to end of pavement)

Johnny Creek Road (Bannock Highway to end of pavement)

Thursday, August 31

Bannock Highway (Arthur Avenue to Cedar Hills Drive)

Tuesday, September 5

Bannock Highway (Cedar Hills Drive to city limits)

Wednesday, September 6

Bench Road (South end of pavement to Fairway Drive)

Bench Road (Fairway Drive to north end of pavement)

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