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Sealcoating roads in Alpena Co.

Submitted by on July 19, 2019 – 12:08 amNo Comment

The Alpena County Road Commission will begin sealcoating more than 18 miles of roads next week.

Sealcoating is the process of applying emulsified asphalt on an existing paved road and then covering it with crushed stone.

Treated roads will receive an additional coating of emulsion over the stone to better protect the surface.

The road commission plans to sealcoat approximately 8.84 miles of local roads and 9.47 miles of primary roads at a cost of $23,500 per mile. Townships will pitch in 50 percent of the cost for local roads.

Sealcoating is a beneficial tool to preserve pavement by treating cracks, oxidation, and other pavement distresses. It also improves the skid resistance of the road surface.

Motorists are asked to be patient while the work is being completed, and to slow down and use caution in work zones.

A list of roads receiving the treatment can be viewed below.


Jacks Landing Road, from M-32 to Emil’s Landing Road; Lacomb Road, from French Road to Cathro Road; Cathro Road, from Lacomb Road to Dagett Road; Bolton Road, from Dagett Road to Melville Road; French Road, from 0.4 miles North of Guyotte Road to Hamilton Road; Michigan Ave; Padd Ct; Eagle Drive; Par Dr; Birdie Lane; Diamond Drive; Lakewood Drive; Long Lake Park Road; Kensington Court; Ossineke Road, from US-23 to Nicholson Hill Road; Lake and State Street (Ossineke); Dege Rd, from Wolf Creek to Herron; and Herron Road, from Werth Rd to 2.16 miles South.