Town of Portland
Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works expects to be chip sealing the following roads beginning mid July: Adorno Drive, Barry Avenue, Bell Court, Brainard Drive, Butler Lane, Church Street, Covell Hill Road, Cross Street, East Main Street, Edwards Road, Elizabeth Road, Fairview Street, Freestone Avenue Ext., Highland Avenue, Homestead Avenue, Overlook Court, Ridge Road, Silver Street, Spring Street, Sunset Terrace, Waverly Avenue, William Street, William Street Ext., Woodland Road.
The chip seal process consists of distributing a liquid asphalt emulsion on the roadway and covering the liquid asphalt with crushed stone to provide a new wearing surface. Chip sealing extends the life of a roadway by protecting it from moisture, ultra-violet degradation and any other exposures that could damage a roadway. Drivers should exercise caution as loose stone will be present on the roadway. It is recommended when travelling on a recently chip sealed road to slow down and allow additional space between vehicles.
The Department apologizes for any inconveniences and urges residents to use alternate routes where possible. As a quick reminder, please use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone.