City of Laguna Beach Public Works

Project Timeline: July 2021 - September 2021

WORKING HOURS - 7:00AM TO 6:00PM MONDAY THOUGH FRIDAY

The City of Laguna Beach is resurfacing public roadways in the Top of the World Neighborhood. Construction is ongoing and scheduled to be completed in September 2021.

Preliminary work, consisting of repairing damaged pavement and sealing cracks, is ongoing through July, with roadway slurry seal application and restriping in late July and through August. Working hours are 7:30 a.m. — 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You will be notified by door hangers, seven (7) days in advance, with the exact dates of when your street will be closed, or if there are any changes to the project schedule.

“No Parking” signs will be posted within the work areas prior to roadway closures. Trash collection and mail delivery services may occur at different times of the day but will not be interrupted. Emergency access will be provided at all times.

On the day the slurry seal is applied, the street will typically be closed entirely to vehicles. Detours may be necessary. Several streets will be resurfaced each day, so your street may close as early as 7:30 a.m. or as late as 4:30 p.m. It takes approximately 4 hours for the slurry seal to dry for vehicle use, and about 2 hours for pedestrian use.

DOCUMENTS

click on a specific street to find out when preliminary work will be occuring

HOW WILL I BE AFFECTED?
  • For all phases of the work, traffic interruptions, noise and dust impacts, and parking restrictions can be expected.
  • Some of the preliminary work, such as localized pavement repairs, may require that driveways be closed while the improvements are being made.
  • On the day the slurry seal is applied, the street may be closed entirely to vehicles. To the extent possible, streets will be slurry sealed in stages to allow for continuous access. Some detours may be necessary.
  • In most cases, the slurry seal is cured sufficiently to allow pedestrian traffic after two hours and vehicle traffic after approximately four hours.
  • Trash collection and mail delivery services may occur at different times of day but will not be interrupted.
  • Emergency access will be provided at all times.
  • Small rocks will break off of the slurry seal as it cures. Debris will be cleaned from streets as necessary.
  • All impacts and closures will be minimized to the greatest extent possible.
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?
  • Complete all proposed private development work adjacent to the paved street, including new driveways, planter walls, utility connections and the like, prior to street resurfacing.
  • Trim back all vegetation to at least one foot away from the asphalt pavement.
  • Obey traffic and parking signs.
  • Don’t park on streets the day they are slurry sealed.
  • Keep water from entering the street the day of slurry sealing.
  • Arrange home services and deliveries on a date when the street is not affected by work.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE SLURRY SEAL?
  • The color is typically light brown when applied but turns black as the slurry seal cures.
  • The rough appearance is not that of a new street; however, this does not affect the quality as it is not a structural or aesthetic improvement. Rather, slurry seal provides a protective coating for the streets and is designed to seal and extend the life of the pavement.
  • The cost for slurry seal resurfacing is approximately one tenth the cost of complete asphalt overlay, making it a very economical method of maintenance.
  • Even after streets are re-opened, it takes several months for slurry seal to completely cure. Normal driving on recently slurry sealed streets may cause some tire tracks, especially at the ends of cul-de-sacs, or gouges from turning wheels while the car is not moving. While this will affect only the appearance of the streets, and many times is unavoidable, much of this will disappear with time and traffic.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE & COOPERATION THROUGH THIS PROCESS OF REVITALIZING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ROADS

For general project information, please call:
(714) 501 5646