SDOT workers repair a street to extend its life. The agency has been denoting areas in Arbor Heights and Fauntleroy neighborhoods recently with white paint marks to indicate where repairs will be made.

White paint marks on the street prompt questions; SDOT responds

People in Arbor Heights and Fauntleroy have been curious about the appearance of white paint marks on the street that began appearing recently.

SDOT said they've been getting questions about it and said, "chances are you’re looking at a spot where SDOT will make minor repairs such as filling potholes, cracks and depressions this winter.

(Paint is also used to mark the location of underground utilities, alert the public about an uplifted sidewalk, etc., but that’s for another blog post…)

These minor fixes are an important step to prepare selected streets in Arbor Heights and Fauntleroy to receive a microsurfacing sealcoat this summer.

Microsurfacing is cost-effective way to extend the life of streets which are in servicable condition. These minor repairs ensure that all the streets in the project are in good condition so this preventive maintenance sealcoat will be effective.

It’s like painting a house. The sealcoat is like the paint, which protects the siding from the weather. And every good painter does prep work such as filling gaps and holes before they start painting.

More info on microsurfacing and the 2014 project are here.

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