FAQs: Slurry Seal Asphalt Resurfacing Project

UPDATE ***6/9/21***

Town Path Closures Around Neil Cummins and Slurry Seal Work

Slurry Seal Work on the Neil Cummins bike path (behind school to Town Park playground) is planned for Friday 6/11. Town Park paths #1 through #6 (per images in Newsflash: https://www.townofcortemadera.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=511 ) are planned for later this afternoon (6/9) and tomorrow (6/10).

UPDATE ***6/7/21***

Town Path Closures Around Neil Cummins and Slurry Seal Work

Intermountain Slurry Seal has completed a slurry seal on the bike path north of Neil Cummins between Hickory and Lakeside, and the path will be re-opened today. Additionally the Neil Cummins bike path behind the school extending to Town Park and various Town Park paths will receive a slurry seal later this week. To view the images of the closures and all other related information on this update, please read the newsflash on this update by clicking on the following link: https://www.townofcortemadera.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=511

UPDATE ***6/3/21***

As of 6/3/21, the contractor has completed:

  1. Seawolf Psg
  2. Spindrift Ct
  3. Madera Del Presidio Dr (Wildflower to end)
  4. Presidio Ct
  5. Enterprise Dr

The remaining 3 streets planned for 6/3/21 have been approximately ½ done (half of the street width for the full length of the street):

  1. Privateer (between Balclutha and Prince Royal Dr)
  2. Prince Royal Dr (between Westward and Endeavor)
  3. Endeavor (between Prince Royal Dr and Granada)

 The contractor has informed our Public Works Department that work planned for Friday, 6/4/2021 will go as planned:

  1. Madera Blvd Phase 1 (between Monona and Tamalpais). This section of road will be CLOSED to traffic and detour around Lakeside will be set up. This includes the Madera residential side street portion as well.
  2. The remainder of residential streets that got rescheduled from Wednesday (Privateer Dr. Ct. & Balclutha)
  3. Any Town Park Paths that the contractor can fit in with the remainder of the work day

The streets that were unfinished from 6/3/21 will be rolled into the work set to occur Monday, 6/7/2021:

  1. Madera Blvd Phase 2 (between Monona and Council Crest). No road closure here however thru traffic should expect minor delays. This includes the Madera residential side street portion as well.
  2. The remainder of residential streets that got bumped from today (1/2 of: Privateer, Prince Royal Dr., Endeavor Dr.)
  3. Any Town Park Paths that they can fit in with the remainder of the work day

For questions, please contact Public Works at (415)927-5057. Thank you.

*** UPDATE: 5/24/2021 ***

The Contractor will be returning to Town to finish this project after the winter suspension of work. Their tentative schedule starts work on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Additional information to follow.

What is a microsurfacing “slurry seal"?

Slurry Seals are a mixture of oil, sand and admixtures that hardens to provide a protective layer to roadways. This is a preventative maintenance treatment used for upgrading “fair” or “at risk” roads to a “very good” condition with minimal costs when compared to more substantial pavement rehabilitations and reconstructions. This strategy is well documented as an essential component to any successful pavement management program and each road has been selected based on the current Pavement Condition Index (PCI), proximity to other planned work, daily traffic volumes, and other factors such as needed bicycle, pedestrian, and underground improvements.

What Corte Madera streets will be resurfaced? 

The map of roads below (click on the map to enlarge it) shows the streets in Town that will receive a "slurry seal". Starting Wednesday, June 2, 2021, the streets listed in the map and in the road schedule are going to get a “slurry seal”. Click here to view the current schedule.

Base Map of Roads Schedule V4 5.24 - Slurry Seal

How many days will the Contractor be on my street?

The project will occur on various streets in Corte Madera for an approximate 3 weeks duration. Resurfacing of each street will take place over an approximate two day time period. Other related construction activity may occur in the area for up to a few weeks before and after with only minor traffic inconveniences. 

Will I be able to access my driveway?

On the days of the “slurry” application, residents will not be able to drive on, or cross over the “slurry” seal oil into your driveway while the slurry is curing. Driving on the newly applied, uncured slurry surface could cause unsightly oil blemishes on your car or driveway.

 Where can I park on the days when work has been scheduled?

On scheduled slurry application days, the Town recommends residents park their vehicles down the street from the working area during the hours of 8am-5pm.  Residents will be required to move their cars prior to 8am if it is parked on the targeted street for application, or, if use of the car is anticipated during the 8am-5pm scheduled limited access window.  

On some of our residential streets with widths greater than 20 feet, slurry seal application will likely occur on two successive days, one side at a time.  This will allow residents an opportunity park their vehicles on the side of street that remains open, while the other side receives slurry.  Note, several adjacent streets may receive slurry at the same time and therefore some planning will be required.

How will I be notified of the schedule?

Prior to commencement of the project, Corte Madera residents will be notified in several ways.  In the next few days, residents will receive a letter in the US mail with information about the project. As we approach the start date of the slurry project, changeable message boards will be erected near the entrance to your neighborhoods. Additionally, Town Staff and/or its contractor will be providing a written notification of the intended start date of your neighborhood at your front door, 72 hour in advance of your street’s start date. Visit the Town webpage: https://www.townofcortemadera.org/937/Preventative-Maintenance-Project

 Will emergency vehicles be able to access the street?


What if I need accommodations due to a disability?

Please contact town staff asap at jbarrilleaux@tcmmail.org or (415) 927-5057