City Services, Informational, Infrastructure

Microsurfacing & Crack Seal Program 2019

Posted by Bonnie Limbird

I’ve learned SO much this week! Our Prairie Village city staff are so helpful and knowledgeable. We truly are lucky to have such wonderful people working for the betterment of our city!

So the first item I want to share is the 2019 Microsurfacing & Crack Seal Program. I didn’t know this was scheduled for this year or, especially, that so many streets in Ward 3 are on the map. Take a look!

from the Prairie Village website:

Spring Microsurfacing – Ward 3 Detail

Micro Surfacing is a mixture of emulsified (liquid-like) asphalt, aggregate, admixtures, cement and water that is applied in a thin coat as a maintenance tool to assist in preserving the existing asphalt pavement. It helps seal the existing surface and has a life span of approximately seven to ten years.  It is not considered a substitute for reconstructing or resurfacing the street, but rather a less costly solution in prolonging the existing pavement until major work is necessary and as funding becomes available. The material cures by chemical and water evaporation.  Driving on the surface is not permitted until it the micro surface is cured; for this reason the street must be closed for the day.   Be on the lookout for changeable message boards and postcards to let you know when the micro surface is scheduled for your street. 

Autumn Crack Seal Plan – Ward 3 Detail

Crack Seal is a hot applied flexible rubberized sealant used to seal cracks in the pavement to prevent water from entering the base and sub-grade.  Sealing cracks and joints extends the service life of the pavement.  Streets will not have to be closed for crack sealing; therefore no notification will be given.  Crack Seal is completed in the fall when the cracks have had time to expand to allow the material to enter the cracks entirely.  We anticipate the Crack Seal Program to begin in late October.

Please note that streets on the map may change based on available funding. 

View a full page all city map of the Micro Surface  streets or the Crack Seal streets.

So that’s the newest thing I learned this week. Microsurfacing & Crack Seal Program: yay! While it may not seem super exciting, I did find it interesting. I’m so happy to learn our residential, non-arterial, streets will be seeing some maintenance love until the time that we have the budget to replace our poor- to fair-condition asphalt streets, concrete curbs, sidewalks, and ADA ramps.

Let me know if there’s anything YOU’d like me to look into!

Take care and reach out if you have any questions or concerns,


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