The City of Los Alamitos has contracted with American Asphalt South, Inc. to perform maintenance on Los Alamitos Boulevard. Over the next few weeks American Asphalt will complete a preventative maintenance effort that will address pavement cracks and add slurry seal to help preserve streets near your address. Please accept our apology for any inconveniences this work may cause. Your patience and cooperation will help to get this work completed safely and with minimal interruption of your daily activities.
Work will be performed between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM. For the Daytime Work And 8:00 PM and 5:00 AM for the Night Work. Slurry Seal work will begin Sunday October 7th and finished on Monday October 8th. The general order of work will include:
- “No Parking” signs set out 72 hours in advance of work
- Striping Removals
- Crack Seal
- Placement of Slurry Seal and replacement of striping and markings
How will I be affected?
Before 7 a.m. on the day of the slurry seal work, Los Alamitos Blvd. may be partially closed to all vehicles. That makes it important to plan ahead for parking on a street nearby or for leaving home before 7 a.m. that day. It is also important to help keep the street dry before the work begins. Please turn off any sprinklers or other irrigation systems the night before.
When possible, Los Alamitos Blvd will be slurry sealed in stages to allow for limited access while the work is underway. It is important to obey the traffic control and “No Parking” warnings and to stay off the slurry seal until the street is reopened for traffic.
What can I expect once the work is completed?
Slurry seal has a light brown color when it is first applied to the street. It changes color to black after a few hours of exposure to sunlight and heat. That change is important and helps confirm that the newly sealed street is ready for vehicle traffic. Again, it is important to protect new slurry seal work by staying off the street until traffic control and parking restrictions are removed by work crews.
Slurry seal can appear rough-at-the-edges when first applied and may even show some tire tracks or minor gouges once vehicles are allowed back on to the recently sealed streets. These marks will disappear as more traffic travels across the street and as the sealant continues to dry over time.
Please note: Slurry seal is used to protect streets in generally good condition from further deterioration and does not return streets to “as new” condition. Slurry seal helps to extend a street’s life by three to five years. Complete replacements are limited to those streets that are in very poor condition.
What about trash pickup on the day of the work?
If the day of the planned slurry seal work falls on the same day as your trash collection, please bring your trash bins out early. Work crews will coordinate with the trash hauler to ensure your trash is collected prior to street closure for that day.
What about regular street sweeping?
Regular street sweeping will be suspended during the slurry seal work to allow the new coating to properly set. The entire street sweeping route will be suspended allowing you to park on nearby streets normally affected by “no-parking” restrictions associated with those routes.
When will street striping and markings be restored?
Any striping or markings covered over by the slurry seal effort will be restored within a few weeks following the work. Some temporary markers or signs may be installed to help with traffic control until the striping is restored.
For any questions related to the slurry seal work planned in your neighborhood, please contact the Project Manager at AMERICAN ASPHALT SOUTH – (909) 427-8276. You may also submit questions or requests for additional services to the City of Los Alamitos Development Services Department by calling (562) 431-3538 x301.