Streets around Hermiston will be blocked off July 8-10 for slurry seal projects.
Contractors will be working on Orchard Avenue from SW 11th Street to Highway 395 on those days. Also included in the project are downtown parking lots, and portions of Jennie Avenue, Southwest Seventh Street, Southwest Ninth Street, Moore Avenue, Southwest Butte Drive and single downtown blocks of East Gladys Avenue, East Newport Avenue, East Hurlburt Avenue and East Ridgeway Avenue.
Contractors will work with surrounding residents and businesses to try to minimize the effects of the maintenance, according to a news release from the city of Hermiston. A map of all the projects is available on the city’s website at hermiston.or.us.
The projects — part of the city’s Street Preservation Program using gas tax funds — will cost approximately $115,000 and will prolong the life of the roads where a Type II Slurry Seal is applied. The city completed the same type of slurry seal along Highland Avenue in 2016.