Slurry seals are a cost-effective option for improving and protecting the asphalt pavement on local streets. A slurry seal is a thin asphalt surface treatment that seals small cracks and restores the pavement surface. They are generally applied to residential streets with lower traffic volumes that are in good condition. Streets that are going to receive a slurry seal treatment are typically crack sealed prior to receiving a slurry seal. Slurry seals provide a cost-effective way to extend the life of our Albany streets.
2022 work areas
This year's work is tentatively scheduled to begin June 17, 2022. Work will continue June 20-24. If you are in the areas included in this year's slurry seal program, you should receive additional notice from the contractor approximately 48-hours prior to the start of work on your street. No parking signs will also be posted in advance of the work. Click on a map below to enlarge.
What to expect during the work
Streets receiving a slurry seal application will be closed from 7 am to 5 pm.
By 7 a.m., please remove:
- trash cans
- basketball hoops
- other objects in the roadway
If you need to use your vehicle during the closure hours, park it outside the no parking area of the project. Vehicles will not be able to enter or exit the project area once slurry seal is applied and vehicles left parked on the streets after 7 a.m. will be towed so that work may proceed. 48-hour notices and no parking signs will be posted in advance of the project.
In the event of rain, slurry seal work will be rescheduled. Please refrain from watering yards or doing other activities that may cause water to enter the roadway the night before or day of slurry seal application.
What to expect after slurry seal is applied
After completion of the slurry seal, it is normal to see sand shed from the slurry seal. This sand will likely accumulate on the side of the street and be swept up by the contractor and regularly scheduled monthly street sweeping. You may also notice scuffing or even some material picking-up in the street as you turn in and out of your driveway. This is normal and expected to occur as the slurry continues to cure over the first month or two after application.
How does the City decide which streets receive slurry seal each year?
Streets are prioritized based on their pavement condition. The current priority is to slurry seal the backlog of newer local streets between 10 and 20 years old that have never received a slurry seal. Typically, streets are grouped together to reduce construction costs and impacts to adjacent properties.