County Chip Seal Work Starts Next Week

Mason County Public Works is notifying motorists that the annual restriping and resurfacing, or “chip seal”, of county roadways will occur during the next three months weather permitting).

This year’ s chip seal program will begin on Monday, June 24th and finish in August, again weather permitting. The 2019 chip seal program will cover approximately 50 miles of roads throughout Mason County.

Most of County roads are restriped every year to improve night-time visibility of pavement markings. Striping may begin as early as Monday, July 8th and a second round, in August, will finish the newly chip sealed roads. This year, Road Products, Inc. out of Spokane, Washington has been contracted to complete the restriping work.

Preparatory work is currently underway and will continue throughout the summer. Brooming of the roadway will occur 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 freshly painted lines.

The County Sheriffs Department will be providing additional traffic safety during chip seal and striping operations.

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

For a complete list of county roads being chip sealed please visit the County Web site at, under “What’s New”, (or click here). You can also call the Public Works Department at (360) 427- 9670, Ext. 450.