2016 Slurry Seal Program Begins, City of Syracuse Aiming to Repair Hundreds of Streets during Summer Construction Season

City Reminds Residents to Move Piles of Brush, Park Cars Elsewhere While Crews Are Doing Work

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The City of Syracuse Department of Public Works (DPW) is beginning its summer 2016 slurry seal program. This effort serves as preventative maintenance on City streets and part of the City’s overall plan to upgrade its infrastructure. The City wishes to remind people to keep brush out of roads and move cars prior to work being done on their streets.

“Our slurry seal program will bring City streets into a better state of repair, extending their lives between costlier mill and pave repairs and giving City residents a smoother commute,” said Pete O’Connor, Commissioner of the Department of Public Works. “As we do throughout the year, we ask residents for their cooperation in ensuring this work is done smoothly and efficiently for the benefit of all community members.”

Slurry seal is an emulsion solution applied to streets without curbs. This is a preventative maintenance effort used to extend the life of a road. This can be done in place of a mill and pave, a more expensive process which digs up and replaces the bed of the road.

To perform slurry seal work, the DPW requires that roads are free of cars and brush. Neighbors along streets where slurry seal will be applied will receive a door hanger from DPW crews 24 hours in advance. No parking signs will be hung at that time, as well. All work is done weather permitting and, if the weather does not allow the work to take place, it will be done on the next available day. Brush will be pushed back into yards and cars remaining on the street will be towed at the owner’s expense.

To view a list of which streets are going to have slurry seal work this year, visit Link to Syracuse Cityline