Nicole Gleason, public works director/assistant city administrator, responded:
I believe this question may have been in regards to our cape sealing that Jennifer sent out a press release on last week. I have copied the press release here.
Here is the complete list of locations as well. The cape sealing should be finished for the season this week.
Street name From To
E Locust St Grand Ave Eastern Ave
Hickory Grove Rd W Kimberly Rd N Fairmount St
N Division St W Pleasant St Duck Creek Bridge
Northwest Blvd N Division St 350' N of W 53rd St
Scott St W River Dr W 2nd St
W 2nd St Fillmore St Marquette St
W 2nd St Western Harrison St
E 4th St E River Dr Harrison St
Item of Interest Cape sealing update 5.11.17
I have an update from Public Works regarding cape sealing. We are asking for patience from motorists while this process is underway as they may encounter dust and gravel.
Also know that Nicole Gleason, Public Works Director/Assistant City Administrator is available from 3 - 4PM this afternoon for those of you that want an interview on the process and the impact on motorists. Nicole’s office is located at the Public Works Center, 1200 E. 46th Street. Advance notification is not necessary for an interview.
As you know, the City of Davenport has started the process of cape sealing on 4th Street from River Drive to Harrison, 2nd Street from Harrison Street to Western, and 2nd Street from Marquette to Fillmore as well as five other areas.
Drivers may encounter dust and gravel from the process.
Drivers on a cape sealed roadway will experience limestone dust, similar to driving on a gravel road. Motorists are encouraged to drive a bit slower and allow for more stopping distance. The roads will remain open during this entire time, because driving on the roads actually helps the process by embedding the limestone into the oil.
This work was originally scheduled for earlier this week, but was delayed due to rain. Water cannot fall on this surface until 24 hours after the initial layer has been complete. Next week, the contractor will be laying the final layer which is an asphalt topcoat and striping. The purpose of cape sealing is to rejuvenate the surface of the road and extend its life by 3 to 7 years. This is an excellent option to extend road life at a favorable cost.
To help mitigate dust effects over the weekend, the City of Davenport Streets Division will be frequently watering these roads during peak activity.
As always, if you have any questions, please call.
Jennifer A. Nahra
226 West Fourth Street
Davenport, IA 52801