The City of Bullhead City and Mohave County are preparing to start a two phase chip sealing project to resurface portions of streets within Bullhead City. The project is slated to begin on Tuesday, October 20.
This project is a joint Resource Sharing Agreement between Mohave County and the City of Bullhead City. This agreement allows both agencies to share personnel and equipment to perform a variety of duties to assist each other, which results in reduced travel and other expenses, increased staffing for specific tasks, ability to utilize the expertise of staff from one agency to do work for the other, and provide higher quality and cost effective service to citizens of Mohave County and Bullhead City.
The resurfacing of the streets will be done utilizing a chip seal process. This is an extremely cost effective resurfacing method and is done primarily as a preventative maintenance measure to protect the streets surface from further deterioration. The chip seal covers the pavement surface preventing infiltration of water and prevents the sun from hardening the main asphalt pavement beneath. It provides a new wearing surface and improves skid resistance which allows cars to stop in a shorter distance.
The chip seal is placed by using an asphalt distributor that applies liquid asphalt to the road and then rock chips are placed over the liquid asphalt. The rock chips are then rolled into the asphalt. This is a fairly fast operation and can be driven on at a slow speed as soon as the rolling operation is finished. Motorist should not drive vehicles through the barricades or out of your driveway during this process. Please wait until the liquid asphalt is covered with rock chips and the roller has finished rolling.
It is imperative that you do not walk or drive in the liquid asphalt as you will damage the chip seal and tar will get on your feet and car.
Residents can expect traffic to be detoured and/or restricted in the construction areas and every effort will be made to minimize delays. Drivers are asked to obey all traffic signs and directions given by flaggers, slowing down when traveling through work zones, and keeping a safe distance between their vehicle and traffic barriers, trucks, construction equipment and workers. Some quick tips to remember for driving safely in a work zones include: staying alert, paying close attention to the signs, watching for flaggers, and expecting and planning ahead for potential delays.
Within a few days following the placement of the chip seal, the streets will be swept removing all loose chips. Use caution while driving past the sweeping operation. All sweeping and cleanup is expected to be completed by November 6, 2015.
The 2015 City/County Chip Sealing Project is scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, October 20, 2015:
McCormick Blvd from Indian Head Drive East to the end of the street.
Monday, October 26, 2015 through Tuesday, October 27, 2015:
Paige Drive Cul de sacs
Citrus Street between Church Street and Karen Way
Holly Street between Church Street and Karen Way
Dianne Drive, Ranch Road and Greenfield Drive between Downey Drive and McAlister Drive
Coral Reef Drive between Wagon Wheel Drive and Hancock Road
Paige Drive between Church Street and Karen Way
Wagon Wheel Drive between Dianne Drive and Greenfield Drive
Downey Drive between Riverfront Drive and Greenfield Drive
North from Hancock Road, Rio Grande Road and Paddock Drive ending at Greenfield Drive
McAlister Drive between Rio Grande Road and Greenfield Drive
Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Bullhead City Public Works Department at (928) 763-0128.