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 Highway 1 - Chip Seal Update

Caltrans has announced that a sand seal treatment applied to a test section of Highway 1 has resulted in a smoother surface.   A sand seal is a sprayed application of asphalt emulsion followed by a covering of clean sand or fine aggregate.   

Construction on this resurfacing project was completed in November 2013.        
The selection of this surface treatment follows work by the UC Davis Pavement Research Center and Caltrans that tested eight sections of surface treatment on State Route 198 in Monterey County.  A sand seal was applied to one of the test sections and resulted in an improvement on the highway, according to feedback from cyclists and specialized equipment used to measure the texture of the highway.

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Jim Shivers
District 5 Public Information Officer
(805) 549-3237

Colin Jones
District 5 Public Affairs Chief
(805) 549-3189

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Last updated: June 17, 2014