Slurry seals are a cost-effective option for improving and protecting the asphalt pavement on local streets. A slurry seal is a thin asphalt surface treatment that seals small cracks and restores the pavement surface. They are generally applied to residential streets with lower traffic volumes that are still in good condition. Streets that are going to receive a slurry seal treatment are typically crack sealed prior to receiving a slurry seal. Slurry seals provide a cost-effective way to extend the life of our Albany streets.
July 11-14, 2023 (tentative); street striping work will follow shortly afterwards.
What to expect before the work
You will receive additional notice from the contractor approximately 48 hours prior to the start of work on your street. No parking signs will also be posted in advance of the work. In the event the weather forces a cancellation, your street will be rescheduled, and you will be re-notified. We will schedule the work to avoid slurry seal application on garbage days but unfortunately access for other services will be impacted during the installation and curing process until the street is open to traffic again. The post office will be notified of the schedule. In an emergency, access for emergency vehicles will be allowed regardless of status of street closure.
What to expect during the work
Streets receiving a slurry seal application will be closed for one day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please remove all vehicles and objects (trash cans, basketball hoops, etc.) from the street by 8:00 a.m. on the scheduled day and park all vehicles needed during the street closure hours outside the no parking area of the project. Vehicles will not be able to enter or exit the project area once slurry seal is applied. Vehicles parked on the streets after 8:00 a.m. will be towed so that work may proceed.
What to expect after the work
After completion of the slurry seal, it is normal to see sand shed from the slurry seal. This sand will likely accumulate on the side of the street and be swept up by the contractor and regularly scheduled monthly street sweeping. You may also notice scuffing or even some material picking up in the street as you turn in and out of your driveway. This is normal and expected to occur as the slurry continues to cure over the first month or two after application.
We thank you for your patience during this important project to help preserve your street. If you have any questions, please email us at