‘Microsurfacing’ of streets gets under way

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The city of Vancouver today expects to begin work on more than 56 lane miles of pavement “microsurfacing” during the next three weeks.

Microsurfacing work alternates each year between east and west Vancouver, according to the city. This summer’s work will focus on the area west of Interstate 205, with more than a dozen streets on the schedule. Another smaller group of streets is slated for microsurfacing in August, when more thorough overlays of other streets will also begin.

Microsurfacing applies a thick sealant to pavement in order to extend the life of a street. The work is done weather permitting.

The full list of streets scheduled for microsurfacing is available at www.cityofvancouver.us/pavement.