Thursday, August 6, 2009

Is That TP on City Streets?

Residents may have noticed what appears to be toilet paper striped along City streets. In fact, that’s what it is. City crews are currently “crack sealing” a number of streets. This is an important part of maintaining and lengthening the life of our street infrastructure. Open cracks allow water to seep into the sub-surface of the street. When that water freezes, the cracks expand and create new cracks. Sealing these areas helps to slow this process. When the fresh sealant is put down on the streets, we roll toilet paper on top of it to keep the sealant from getting on tires, shoes, or anything else that might come in contact with that area.

Photo courtesy of the Milton Courier (take from their website at