Roads Microsurfacing Starting Today/Full Road Closures on 7/26 & 7/29

Map of Microsurfacing Work Zones
Workzones by Street – Note the order (righthand column) in which work will be completed

Commencing today, Wednesday, July 24th, Intermountain Slurry Seal will begin microsurfacing selected major roads around Sudden Valley. Please refer to the project map and street plan details above to confirm when your street is scheduled. Notices have also been left at residents’ doors informing those within the applicable workzones of the upcoming project.

Impact from Road Closures:

Microsurfacing/Slurry Seal is a combination of emulsified asphalt and aggregate that is mixed together and placed over the existing asphalt surface. The product is designed to protect and preserve the existing asphalt surface and prolong its integrity.

On Wednesday, 7/24 and Thursday, 7/25 there will be split one-way traffic. There will be limited access to the road being worked on: one side of the road will be open for traffic, with a pilot car guiding traffic. For residents living on the side of the road where product is being applied, there will be no access for up to 5-6 hours while the product cures. Once the product sets, work will commence on the opposite side of the road. Emergency Response Vehicles will always have the right-of-way.

On Friday, 7/26, and Monday, 7/29, roads scheduled to be worked on will undergo a FULL ROAD CLOSURE (please see the above workplan and take note of the order of roads being worked on). There will be NO ACCESS on these days while the product is being applied, except for Emergency Services. The interruption to traffic will only be for 1 day for each road being worked on. We apologize for the inconvenience this project will cause to residents, and greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.

Please expect some delays and choose alternate routes if possible. This project is very weather-dependent; if the product cures more quickly, construction crews will re-open roads as quickly as possible. We encourage residents who have business outside of Sudden Valley to leave before 7:00 a.m. and to return after 5:00 p.m. Another alternative is to pre-stage your vehicle outside of the work zone – Security assures residents that they will not be issued a violation for parking on the side of Sudden Valley roads for the duration of this project. Parking is available at designated Emergency Weather Parking areas (see map below) with the exception of the Gate 5 overflow.

Special Medical Requests & Residential Contractor Access:  If you have a specific medical access need or require contractor access, please contact Alex Montes at (775) 685-6709 or who can directly assist you in coordinating access.  He will be on-site for Intermountain while work is occuring.

Streets that are to receive microsurfacing will have “No Parking” signs placed along the street at least 48 HOURS prior to the work being started.  These signs will have specific dates and times that all parking on the street will be restricted.  Please look for these on your roadway.  Please note that cars parked within the posted area will have to be moved by midnight the evening before, or will be towed by Heston Hauling.  Please turn off any watering of lawns during these hours, as water run-off will disrupt the curing process.


The oil used in these surface treatments can and will stain your carpets, floors, and other related items if traveled through before it has properly cured. If you get oil on a surface by accident, simple dish soap and water will clean the area if caught before the oil has had time to dry. Otherwise, we recommend a citrus solvent cleaner. Please note that if you move the cones to drive on a surface that has been blocked off, or turn around on the uncured surface, the traction of your car tires will pull and pick up the slurry material and it will coat the underside of your vehicle, so please leave safety cones where they are and do not disturb the product while it is curing.

Questions/Concerns/Further Inquiries:

If residents are concerned about any aspect of this project, or would like to provide feedback, please contact:

Norm Smith, Security & Compliance Manager – (360) 746-8437 /

Bruce Bishop, Maintenance Manager – (360) 724-8000 /

Joe Acla, General Manager – (360) 746-8436 /