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Oct. 07, 2022

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Chip sealing project completed on Highways 12 and 55

WILLMAR, Minn. – A chip sealing project on Highway 12 and Highway 55 has been completed. The project included chip seal applications on the following road segments:

  • Highway 12 from Kerkhoven to Pennock
  • Highway 12 from Atwater to Litchfield
  • Highway 55 from Eden Valley to Watkins

Originally expected to be completed by Aug. 30, a glass bead shortage delayed the installation of permanent striping.

Project benefits
Chip sealing prevents deterioration of the pavement surface from the effects of aging and oxidation as a result of sun, water, traffic and plowing. It also increases skid resistance. The chip sealing project cost $988,000, and the contractor was ASTECH.

Learn more about chip seal applications by watching this three-minute YouTube video.