Thirteen town streets to be chip-sealed; be mindful of where you park

A total of 13 town streets are slated to get a coat of chip-seal as part of an upcoming Town of Friday Harbor road improvement project.

The project is scheduled to take place, weather permitting, June 2-4, and temporary "No Parking" signs will placed in the area of each street targeted for chip-sealing several days before the work begins, according to the town.

Find a list of streets to be chip-sealed below, as well as three others that may be done if funding allows.

The chip-sealing will be done by San Juan County Department of Public Works, which earlier offered to include town streets as part of its 2014 chip-seal program, an offer accepted by the town.

Chip-sealing helps to preserve worn roadways that are in otherwise good shape by coating the surface with hot paving oil, spreading rock chips and then rolling them into the oil as it sets. Loose chips are swept up for several weeks thereafter, eventually leaving a new surface that preserves the pavement beneath.

Vehicles left in the "No Parking" areas will be towed and streets will be closed to traffic (except for emergency vehicles) while chip-seal work is under way. Those planning to use their vehicles while the work is going on are encouraged to park outside a chip-seal zone, as cars parked in a driveway will be unable to leave.

For information, questions, comments or concerns, contact the town Public Works Department, 378-2154.

Town streets slated to be chip-sealed, June 2-4, weather depending:

- Harbor Ave.

- Nelson St.

- Franck St., C to Gould

- Hunt St., Nelson to Franck

- Geneste St., Harrison to Beck

- Maple St., Nelson to Beck

- Larson St.

- Argyle Ave., Nichols to town limits

- Friday Ave.

- MacDonald St.

- Boling Alley

- Scenic Place, south of Park St.

- Jennifer Place

Depending on budget:

- Village Grove Ln., Coho Drive, Chinook Way



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