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Street funds lengthen asphalt work

Street tops on 66 miles of San Diego roadway will get fixed to handle the traffic trips and weight. Workers from the Public Works Department Streets Division will smooth out substandard worn down streets.

Repairs and slurry seal resurfacing, slowly fixing streets across San Diego, will start, during the 2014-15 fiscal year, downtown on the north-south streets from 8th Avenue to 15th Street, between J Street and B Street, and up north, in Del Mar, Carmel, and rancho communities. Mesa travel paths also made the long list for the annual round of streets work.

The city council has kept the years long resurfacing work going along with millions in yearly funding. Streets workers have 7 million dollars to finish this year's round of work. The work is part of the city's annual STreet Maintenance Program.

Workers will seal cracks and level out the humps, dips, and bumps on the blocks to repair the road surfaces. Broekn, partially covered, roads will get fixed.

New blacktop has to hold up until the next across the city repair enterprise. During the coming months, after the city puts out bids and agrees to street work contracts, workers will mill over the streets and repair pavement bases. The Streets Division workers will lay in layers of asphalt mixed for the street. Sealing the road surface. New tops are chip sealed to the edge.

The City of San Diego chose a rubber polymer slurry to replace the blacktop.

Street sweeping will clear the asphalt streets after the workers finish blacktop repair jobs.

Traffic stripes and markings are replaced. Finishing a new street.

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