Every year in Overland Park, maintenance treatments are applied to designated streets throughout the city. About 200 miles of streets are treated, impacting about 10,000 residents.
Generally, the program begins in June and is completed in September.
During the process, streets will not be closed and you will have access to your home.
Chip seal consist of spraying a mixture to seal cracks then spreading small chip rock, followed by rollers to embed it into the street surface. The process takes less than one hour per street and up to 24 hours to completely cure. You can slowly drive over the surface during the curing process.
Your street will be swept five times to reduce loose rock after application. The first four sweeps will be completed by the contract crew: Twice within the first week after application, once the following month and then a fourth time two months after application. City crews will sweep your street a fifth time as part of an annual fall sweep.
On the scheduled day of work, please do not park any vehicle on the street. We also request you not park any vehicle on your street for a week. This allows street sweepers to effectively remove loose rock chips.
Weather, mechanical problems or other delays may prevent completion of your street on the scheduled day. If this happens, you will receive notification at least 24 hours prior to sealing of your street.
In an effort to ensure that residents have sufficient advanced notification prior to the work, postcards are mailed approximately one to two weeks in advance. Door hangers are distributed 48 hours in advance throughout the neighborhood detailing which day work will occur. The postcards and door hangers will provide a telephone number that residents can call with questions or concerns.
Use the City's Street Surface Treatment interactive map to see which areas will be covered by Chip Seal this year.
To report a problem, submit a help request through Overland Park Cares, the city's customer service system, with a description of the problem, location and any other pertinent information.