Slurry seal is final step of three-phase improvement project

MOSCOW, ID - A busy construction season in Moscow is coming to an end, but residents may run into some closures around town while the city applies a slurry seal over the next few days.

Crews started sealing residential streets Friday. They'll work on Main Street on Sunday, and in various residential areas on Monday and Tuesday. City officials said the aggregate and oil mixture is a cost-effective preventative measure that keeps the roads in good condition.

"It's really important for us to spend our limited funding wisely, and the best and most effective way for us to spend our funding is on preventative maintenance," said Moscow Maintenance Manager Tyler Palmer.

Citizens will be notified if their streets will be temporarily closed down. The slurry seal is also one of the final steps in the city's Main Street grind and inlay project. Crews have been working on the three-phase improvement project since March.