Summer crack-sealing to start soon

Now that the weather is becoming drier and warmer, the Seattle Department of Transportation is preparing to roll out crack-seal crews and equipment.

If weather is warm and dry next week, crews will begin this seasonal work, applying low-tack sealant to pavement cracks to keep water from seeping under the street surface, helping to prevent potholes and other roadway damage. Crack-sealing continues throughout the summer.

The crack-filling work will be done locally at Elliott Avenue West, between Denny Way and West Galer Street.

Crews install “no parking” signs on both sides of the street approximately 72 hours prior to the start of work. The parking restrictions will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be removed as soon as the work is done, typically done within a day.

Crews will close one lane at a time for approximately three to four hours for the operation and to allow the sealant to set.

Traffic flaggers will assist, and sidewalks will remain open at all times.