Guilford Township to chip seal Territory Drive
The township has informed us of their intent to chip seal (seal coat) Territory Drive between Wachter and Guilford roads sometime next week (June 20-24) depending on conditions. Chip seal is the application of a special protective surface to an existing pavement to fill and seal cracks and raveled surfaces of old pavement. An oil mixture is then applied to the road then a layer of crushed gravel is applied. The gravel is compacted and embedded into the asphalt by rubber-tired rollers. However, even with the high pressure rolling, some gravel will not become embedded in the asphalt. The new chip-seal surface can require up to two days to cure properly. Hot, dry weather helps speed up this process in which all of the remaining water in the emulsion evaporates and the asphalt hardens. Traffic can pass over this surface at reduced speeds during the curing process.
Motorists should exercise caution. Reduced speeds ensure your safety and minimize the chance of damaging your vehicle.