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Kittitas County Begins Annual Chip Sealing Program

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KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - The Kittitas County Public Works Department says crews will begin the annual chip-sealing program on select roads this week. 

The program puts a new surface on the roads, by using rock chips imbedded in a liquid asphalt. The department says this process costs much less than regular paving. 

This week through August 14th, crews plan to coat Upper County roads, including Fowler Creek Road, Via Kachess Road, Kachess Lake Road, Salmon La Sac Road, Teanaway Road and the N.F. and M.F. Teanaway Roads.

August 15th through the week of August 23rd, crews plan to begin work on Lower County roads, starting with Gladmar Road, Allegro Way, Cove Lane, Cove Road, Aspen Drive, Anderson Road and Hwy 10. They then plan to continue on to Reecer Creek Road, University Way, Meadowbrook, Lenes Lane, Curlew Road, Third Avenue, Table Mountain, Village Drive, Mt. Stuart Avenue, Mt. Baldy, Quartz Mountain Drive, Delta Street, Lookout Mountain, Frost Mountain, First Avenue, Red Mountain, Mt. Daniels, Matthews Road and Kittitas Highway. Crews plan to finish with Denmark Road, Mansperger, Shale Pit and Grindrod Roads.

The Public Works Department says drivers and motorcyclists should use caution in the work zones, pay close attention to the traffic signs and reduced speed limits, and expect short delays.