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Chip Sealing of Some Hays Streets

CHIP SEALThe city of Hays’ chip seal project is at the half-way point. Wednesday morning, crews were working on Western Plains in east Hays.

Various streets are restricted to drivers during installation of the chip seal.

Residents along those streets have been notified directly by the contractor completing the work.

The project, part of the 2013 street maintenance project, is expected to completed Thursday, weather permitting.

(Photo Courtesy Rose Schmeidler)

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  • hmmm??

    This is the stupidest thing ever. Especially on interstate….thanks to who ever decided to do this I now have 5 or 6 chips in my windshield.

  • yeeeeeah

    While I understand your anger, there is a very simple reason for this. It may be expensive to chip seal a street or road, but without it , water and dirt more easily go into the cracks, expanding and contracting, therefore, the road will deteriorate more rapidly.

    If you still want to send a thank you, the original inventor is gone now, however, if you would like to send one to the gentleman claims origination of the modern method of chip sealing, his address is:
    Dennis W Copp
    1131 Woodcrest Ave
    La Habra, CA 90631

    Dennis holds this patent
    https://www.google.com/patents/US20110222965?dq=ininventor:%22Dennis+Copp%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=psbdUYnkCqi9ywHKwYHYBw&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAA

    Hope this helps!

    • hmmm??

      I completely understand why they do this and while I think it is effective for residential streets I don’t think it is the best way to do interstate.

      • Yeeeeeah

        I’m with ya, I guess that’s why I’m not at the statehouse!!

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