bhcBullhead City is preparing to provide maintenance preservation work on 20 percent of the streets in the City. City crews will begin slurry seal treatment as outlined in the 28th Neighborhood Street Improvement Plan (NSIP 28) the week of October 17.

Streets receiving treatment will be temporarily closed and reopened the same day under normal conditions. NSIP 28 outlines a list of roads that comprise 20 percent of the City’s total road infrastructure to be treated this year with either a slurry seal or microsurface treatment.

The City plans to operate the slurry machine, resurfacing several streets each week, for as long as the weather and other conditions permit. A list of all the streets slated to receive treatment as part of NSIP 28, as well as the most recent updates about the progress of the project can be found at the city’s website at www.bullheadcity.com/nsip28 .

The City is asking everyone that will be affected by the maintenance to check the website frequently for the most up to date information.

“Residents need to be aware of the streets we plan to work on and check back frequently so they are not caught off guard when we begin work on their street,” said Bullhead City’s Public Works Director Pawan Agrawal. “Residents affected by the closures will need to plan their day accordingly.”

The City will be promoting this program through media, social media, door hangers, on-street signage and the City’s website. The website will always have the most updated information listed. Please visit NSIP 28’s website at www.bullheadcity.com/nsip28 .

Driving on a road that has received a slurry or microsurface treatment before it has had time to set will decrease the lifespan of the treatment and may cause property damage to vehicles and driveways. Slurry seal is a process that is used to preserve existing asphalt. It is significantly less expensive than new asphalt, but it preserves the existing roadway.

“The longer we can stay off a newly slurry sealed or microsurfaced road, the better the results will be. If we have traffic within the first few hours, the project loses value,” Agrawal said. “If you drive on a street that you are not supposed to drive on, you will likely track some of that oil and aggregate causing streaking on your driveway and garage floor. It could also splatter your vehicles.”

The City will issue press releases and post to social media to let the public know which streets will be worked on a week in advance of the work to be done. In addition, City crews will put out door hangers a few days in advance to let residents know that work will be done on their street.

The most up to date information, including last minute cancellations or schedule changes will always be posted on the City’s website at www.bullheadcity.com/nsip28 .

Anyone with concerns, comments, or questions about NSIP 28 should send an email to slurry@bullheadcity.com. Anyone with an urgent matter relating to NSIP 28 should call (928)234-8752.

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