Beginning Wednesday July 21, crack sealing road maintenance work is expected to result in minor delays effecting South St. E, Queen St. S, Sydenham St. E, Pine St. E, Centre St., Raglan St. Adjacent landowners and motorists may experience some short delays.
Crack sealing is a maintenance best practice used to prolong the service life of a road. It prevents water from migrating into the road base. Even new pavement will have reflective and transverse cracking after two years. Crack sealing is a process by where the cracks are routed (debris removed using compressed air) and then sealed with asphaltic cement.