The City of Galion has announced a comprehensive crack-sealing project across several streets in town. While the initiative won’t necessitate any street closures or detours, drivers are advised to be prepared for minor delays. Here’s everything you need to know about this essential maintenance work.

The Streets in Focus: A Comprehensive List

The project will target multiple streets, each chosen based on a meticulous assessment of need and impact. The streets slated for treatment are:

  • South Liberty Street
  • Atwood Street
  • John Street
  • Elm Street
  • Smith Street
  • East Church Street
  • Murray Street
  • Wilson Street
  • Hetrick Drive
  • Neumann Avenue

What is Crack Sealing and Why is it Important?

Crack sealing is a preventative maintenance method that involves the application of a specialized sealant into cracks in the road surface. This process serves multiple purposes:

  1. Extends Road Life: By sealing off cracks, the process prevents water from seeping into the road base, thereby extending the lifespan of the road.
  2. Enhances Safety: Sealed roads offer better traction, reducing the risk of accidents.
  3. Cost-Efficiency: Timely maintenance can save the community a significant amount in long-term repair costs.

What to Expect: Minor Delays but No Detours

While the project is underway, no street closures or detours are planned. However, drivers may experience slight delays if they happen upon a street being treated. Scodeller Construction assures that any inconvenience will be minimal and short-lived, urging residents to see the bigger picture of improved road quality and safety.

While minor delays are to be expected, the long-term benefits far outweigh the short-term inconveniences. So the next time you find yourself waiting a few extra minutes on one of these streets, remember: it’s a small price to pay for smoother, safer roads for everyone.

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