County to Begin Chip Seal Work

[VIDEO] Mason County Public Works will be doing its annual restriping and resurfacing or “chip seal” of county roadways during the months of July and August (weather permitting). Jerry Hauth is Director of Mason County Public Works.

This year’ s chip seal program will begin on Monday, June 25th and finish by the end of July, weather permitting. The 2018 chip seal program will cover approximately 52 miles of roads throughout Mason County.

Most County roads are restriped every year to improve night- time visibility of pavement markings. First round of striping will begin on Monday, July 9th and a second round, in August, will finish the newly chip sealed roads. This year, Stripe Rite, Inc. out of Sumner, Washington has been contracted to complete the restriping work.

Preparatory work is currently underway and will finish by the end of June, when chip seal begins. Brooming of the roadway continues throughout chip seal and striping operations.

Motorists are advised to expect delays, use caution while driving through the work area and not to drive across painted lines.

The County Sheriff’ s Department will be providing added traffic safety during chip seal and restriping.

The County appreciates motorist taking extra care while this road work is in progress.