The first crack seal project in a number of years began Monday in Pendleton, according to a press release from City Engineer Tim Simons.

Crews from Pavement Protectors, a division of Kerry Fuller Enterprises Inc. of Bend, will be working throughout the week on streets mostly from the west part of town.

One of the areas targeted is Airport Road, from the Westgate intersection to the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport parking lot.

Other areas that will be subject to the chip seal project include:

• McKay Creek: County Road 1303, Southwest 42nd Street, Southwest 43rd Street, Southwest Vista Place.

• Tutuilla Road: Tutuilla Road from Southgate to city limits, Southwest Nye Avenue east of Tutuilla, Southwest Athens Way, Southwest Athens Avenue, Southwest Runnion Avenue/Southwest Third Street from Tutuilla to Southwest Tahoe Avenue intersection.

• Walmart: Southwest Court Avenue/Place from Westgate to Southwest 17th Street, Southwest 20th Street from Southwest Emigrant Avenue intersection to dead end, Southwest 17th Street from Court Place to Emigrant.

• Main Street Bridge

Street closures are expected.

“There will be short term street and lane closures as the contractor progresses through town performing the work,” Simons wrote. “These closures should be short as the equipment moves down the roadways, diverting the traffic around the work areas.”

The city expects Pavement Protectors to complete the project by the end of the week.

The Pendleton City Council approved the $45,235 project in August, which is focused on roads overlaid within the last 12 years.

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