Contact: Joe Vargo, Perris Public Information Officer
Phone: 951-956-2120


Slurry Seal Road Improvement Project Starts August 31

Slurry Seal project sign posted in the City.
Slurry Seal project sign posted in the City.

The City of Perris is embarking on a major road improvement program which should be completed within the next 90 days.

The 2009 Slurry Seal Project will result in some streets getting a new layer of asphalt while others will get a facelift in the form of a sealant which will make the surface smoother and easier to navigate. The project is part of the City’s yearly commitment to maintain and improving its thoroughfares and residential streets.

The roadwork begins Aug. 31 and is scheduled for completion in November. Areas of the City slated to receive roadwork include Monument Ranch, May Ranch, Triple Crown and streets north of Nuevo Road. See attachment with specific streets included in this project.

A total of 120 streets will receive slurry seal treatment and 38 will receive asphalt overlays. Residents should expect some delays while the work is in progress. The treatments are expected to extend the lives of those roads by three to seven years. Slurry seal provides a layer of sealant on top of existing asphalt. Asphalt overlay includes adding about two inches of new material to the existing surface.

Workmen putting up a Slurry Seal project sign.
Workmen putting up a Slurry Seal project sign.

“People will notice the difference,” said City Engineer Habib Motlagh.

Cost of the roadwork is $1.506 million, which is being paid for by gas taxes a Measure A funding, a half-cent sales tax increase approved in 1989. The City received nine bids to complete the project, with the low bid submitted by Hardy & Harper, of Santa Ana.

Perris Mayor Daryl Busch said the City is committed to upgrading and improving municipal roads for residents, business owners and visitors. The City began the slurry/overlay program about two years ago and elected representatives have received many positive remarks from Perris motorists.

“It’s been very successful in extending the life of our streets,” Busch said. “We have made a commitment to provide good transportation throughout our community and we are following through on that commitment.”

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