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Cecil County Roads Division Announces Surface Treatment Schedule

Post Date:07/31/2019 11:38 AM

July 31, 2019


ELKTON, MD – The Cecil County Roads Division has announced their upcoming road maintenance/surface treatment schedule. Although the County would prefer to asphalt overlay roadways, there are circumstances that a surface treatment is the appropriate application. Complete asphalt overlays are dependent on road conditions and budgetary availability.

The process of tar & chip and slurry seal is referred to as a surface treatment. The treatment should extend the life of the pavement approximately three (3) to seven (7) years before another surface treatment or asphalt overlay may be required.

The following roads are scheduled for tar & chip on or about the dates listed:



Joe Melts Road


Short Cut Road


Clemencia Road


Bell Manor Road


Moore Road


Rock Run Road


Appleton Acres


Indian Falls


Red Point Road


Crescent Lane


Plum Point Road


The following roads are scheduled for tar & chip and slurry seal:

Moore Road
Bell Manor Road
Rock Run Road
Red Point Road
Crescent Lane
Plum Point Road
Appleton Acres Court
Maryln Drive
Darlise Court
Sunny Dell Drive
Falls Road
Indian Road
Joe Meltz Road
Clemencia Road
Short Cut Road

The following roads are scheduled for slurry seal:

Bell Manor Road
Tulip Drive
Melitota Drive
Ayers Drive
Dutch Drive
Spring Knoll Court
Locomotive Lane
Bradley Run Road
Oakridge Court
Old Ferry Road
Duck Hollow Drive
Bonney Shore Road
Green Meadows Drive
Loveland Drive
Raintree Drive
Fairfield Avenue        
2nd Avenue    
3rd Avenue    
Park Lane       

Slurry seal is scheduled to start September 9th with a tentative completion date of October 18th.

Road names that appear on more than one list represent portions of those roadways that were not completed in the previous fiscal year.

The tar & chip and slurry seal process is as follows:

• Roadway areas in need of sealing, patching or leveling shall be completed prior to start of tar & chip.

• Roadway shall be cleaned by a sweeper truck to provide a clean surface for proper bonding of tar & chip.

• A layer of tar & chip shall be applied to one travel lane at a time. Once the rolling operation is complete for the travel lane the operation will begin on the other travel lane.

• Each layer shall be rolled with a rubber tire roller to embed the chip into the tar. Traffic can travel the roadway once the rolling operation is complete.

• One layer of tar & chip shall be applied to the entire roadway surface. The sweeper truck will return within two weeks to sweep up any loose stone.

• Prior to the commencement of slurry seal the roadway shall be cleaned by a sweeper truck.

• A layer of slurry seal shall be applied on one travel lane of roadway. The travel lane will be open for traffic within one (1) to four (4) hours, depending on weather conditions.

• Once the completed travel lane is open to traffic slurry seal shall be applied to the other travel lane, time and weather permitting the same day.

• After two weeks the roadway will be evaluated and if needed swept with the sweeper truck.

During the operations, please do not park any vehicles along the road. If vehicles are parked along the roadway and prohibit the operations, the vehicle(s) shall be towed at the expense of the owner. Your cooperation in this matter will be greatly appreciated.

All scheduled surface treatments are dependent on weather conditions. Please contact the Cecil County Roads Division at 410-996-6270 if you have any questions.


Media Contact:
Jennifer Lyall
Public Information Officer
Cecil County Government

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