by Dennis Dalman
The Sartell City Council approved plans to do sealcoating on some roadways for 2015, although not as many roads as had been planned originally.
City Engineer Mike Nielson said some streets or parts of streets due for sealcoating have been put on delay until 2016 because of budgetary restrictions. The city has budgeted about $200,000 for the 2015 sealcoating work, but about 20 percent of the projects had to be forwarded to the next year, mainly because the striping work for Heritage Drive and Roberts Road will cost about $38,000, eating into the rest of the sealcoat budgeted amount.
Nielson said that, in general, roads should be sealcoated every seven to 10 years. He reassured the council sealcoating work won’t be put off year after year. Within three years or so, all the roads that need it will be sealcoated.