Chairman of the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Don Knabe announced plans to slurry seal various County streets in the vicinity of Whittier. Slurry seal is a mixture of asphalt and sand applied to existing pavement to seal minor cracks and extend the life of the roadway. This project is part of Public Works’ ongoing construction and maintenance program to improve highway facilities for the traveling public.
The County Department of Public Works will open bids May 11 on a contract to perform the work.
Work is expected to take 50 working days, with an estimated start in August and completion in October. Once work begins, project streets with four traffic lanes may be reduced to two traffic lanes, one lane for each direction and a left-turn lane where existing, during daylight working hours. All other project streets may be reduced to one traffic lane for both directions, controlled by flaggers, during daylight working hours. Local access will be maintained at all times.