The second phase of a comprehensive street rehabilitation project for the City of Muskogee is set to begin today as part of a $24 million, multi-year capital improvement project approved by voters in 2019. City workers will begin the microsurfacing of streets in the northeast quadrant of the city, resulting in a smoother ride and longer-lasting road surfaces.
The first roads slated for the treatment are Eufaula Street from 43rd Street to the dead end today, Gibson Street from Civitan Park to 41st Street, July 6-9, and Gibson Street from Eastside Boulevard to York Street, July 12-16. Traffic may be interrupted on these streets during this process.
Microsurfacing is a road maintenance tool that involves laying a mixture of dense-graded aggregate, asphalt emulsion, water, polymer additive, and mineral fillers to correct or prevent deficiencies in pavement conditions. Microsurfacing treatments cover the entire width of the roadway to which they are applied and can fill wheel ruts up to two inches deep.
The Microsurfacing product is generally set in less than one hour, requires no rolling, and allows traffic to return to the roadway quickly. Contractors are asking citizens to avoid parking along streets scheduled for rehabilitation, so progress can continue.
Once all street rehabilitation projects are completed in the Northeast quadrant, efforts will be concentrated on the Northwest quadrant.