Stanley Basin Seal-Coat Project Begins Thursday
Stanley, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - To preserve the new surface applied last year to Idaho 75 through the Stanley Basin, crews will begin to seal coat the same stretch of roadway beginning Thursday, July 12.
The seal coat will be applied to the same area that was received an asphalt overlay last August between Valley Creek in Stanley and Frenchman Creek near the base of Galena Summit. Work begins on Thursday with a process of applying an asphalt coating, known as a fog coat, to the shoulders and turnouts. The contractor will begin applying the seal coat on Monday.
The contractor will extend the seal coat further south of the project onto the north slope of Galena Summit to u8se any remaining gravel chips that were crushed for this project.
Drivers are urged to use caution in all areas of seal coating. Observing posted speed limits and increasing the distance between vehicles will reduce the risk of windshield damage caused by loose gravel. The work zone will be managed with flaggers and a pilot car.
Paving the stretch concluded in early September 2011. The contract allowed for the contractor to return this year to complete the seal-coat portion of the work. Knife River Corporation of Boise is the contractor for the $4.26 million pavement preservation project.
Work on the 28-mile project is expected to be complete in less than two weeks.