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City of Killeen to expect road closures for slurry sealing

Road closures begin Thursday, May 25 and are expected to end Friday, June 2, for slurry seal services.

KILLEEN, Texas — According to the City of Killeen's Department of Public Works' Transportation Division, each year streets are identified to be slurry sealed and several roads will close for those services from May 25 - June 2. 

Slurry sealing is a process that extends the life of streets, covering potholes and providing a smoother riding surface. 

"Slurry sealing involves the entire street surface, curb to curb, so cars in affected areas must not park in the roadway," Killeen officials said. "Vehicles may use the roadway once the barriers are removed."  

Below is the planned schedule of road closures, weather permitting.

Thursday, May 25

  • Northwood Court
  • Driftwood Court
  • Suellen Lane
  • Melanie Drive
  • Emilie Lane
  • Charlotte Lane
  • Sue Anne Drive

Friday, May 26 

  • Tower Street (off Kaiser Street)
  • Kaiser Street
  • Stewart Street
  • Elkwood Street
  • Patton Road 
  • Azalea Court

Tuesday, May 30 

  • Creekwood Court
  • Timberwood Court
  • Grazing Court
  • Southern Belle Drive
  • Schneider Drive
  • Orts Drive
  • Bertha Drive

Wednesday, May 31 

  • East Riverwood Court
  • East Trailwood Court
  • Malachi Lane
  • Birmingham Circle
  • Epinette Drive

Thursday, June 1

  • West Riverwood Court
  • West Trailwood Court
  • Deerwood Loop
  • Arkinson Avenue (from 10th street to dead end) 
  • Whitlow Avenue
  • West Dean Avenue (from Walton Walker Drive to Garth Drive)

Friday, June 2

  • Sissom Court
  • Rocky Lane
  • Kern Road
  • Harbour Avenue
  • Goodnight Drive

Officials say roads will be open to residents during the sealing process, but will be closed to through traffic. Traffic detours will be placed around work sites. 

Drivers should anticipate delays and are encouraged to use caution and follow 'mover over, slow down' practices while driving around work sites. 

'Move Over, Slow Down' was enacted in 2003. The law requires drivers to pull over and reduce their speed when emergency vehicles and tow trucks are on the side of the road. The same can be said in construction sites. 

According to AAA, 24 emergency responders are killed while doing roadside assistance every year. 

The Texas Department of Transportation launched its statewide "Be Safe, Drive Smart" work zone safety campaign on Monday, April 17 - 21 in honor of National Work Zone Awareness Week.

"Despite a 16% decrease in traffic fatalities in Texas work zones last year, 205 people still lost their lives and another 788 people were seriously injured in work zone traffic crashes," TxDOT officials said. "While a decline in fatalities is encouraging to see, even one life lost is too many."

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