2024 chip seal program updates

OCRC Summer Hours: M-Th 7 AM-4:30 PM, Friday 7-11 AM

Daily Updates

Seal coat (Chip seal) work planned for Thursday, June 13, 2024:

Wright40th Ave.Arthur St. to Wilson St.
WrightRoosevelt St.40th Ave. to Kenowa Ave.

Program Background

The Ottawa County Road Commission will start its 2024 seal coat (chip seal) program beginning Monday, June 10, 2024.

This year’s program is budgeted at $2,285,490 using Michigan Transportation Fund dollars, and will be focused on nearly 62 miles of streets in Crockery, Polkton, Spring Lake and Wright townships.

The 2024 program is tentatively scheduled to begin on June 10 and run through July. All dates and schedules are weather dependent and subject to change.

Check our web and social media pages for schedule updates.

What is chip seal?

A chip seal is an application of a binder in the form of an asphalt emulsion or hot spray and an application of an aggregate.

Chip seals protect, preserve and extend pavement life, resulting in a pavement that is better to drive on, look at, and will cost less to maintain in the long run. A chip seal will not increase the strength of existing pavement. However, it will prolong the life of the pavement by providing a protective coating.

Chip sealing is a three-stage process. After the surface has been prepared by patching areas that are cracked or loose, a thin layer of emulsion or tack oil is applied.

Then, a layer of aggregate is applied by a truck with a chip spreader.

The third and final operation is several passes from a roller to compact the aggregate.

The road is usually opened to traffic after sweeping or may be opened to slow-moving traffic immediately.

The OCRC typically returns several weeks later to perform the second stage in the chip seal process: applying a fog seal atop the newly chip sealed road.

A complete list of roads to be treated can be found here.

Additional Resources:
Chip Seal Process Flyer
Chip Seal Educational Video

2024 Seal Coat Streets List

Crockery104th Ave.Garfield St. to Leonard St.
Crockery120th Ave.Leonard St. south to river
Crockery130th Ave.M-104 south
Crockery130th Ave.M-104 to State Rd.
Crockery130th Ave.Hickory St. to Wilson St.
Crockery132nd Ave.Leonard St. south
Crockery136th Ave.M-104 south
Crockery138th/144th Aves.Leonard St. south to river
Crockery96th Ave.Leonard St. to Oriole Dr.
CrockeryState Rd.112th Ave. to Walnut Dr.
CrockeryTaft St.144th Ave. to Apple Dr.
CrockeryTaft St.West of 112th Ave.
CrockeryWilson St.112th Ave. to 104th Ave.
Crockery/Spring Lake144th Ave.Leonard St. south
Polkton64th Ave. City Limits to Wilson St.
Polkton68th Ave.City Limits to Taft St.
Polkton76th Ave.Hayes St. to Garfield St.
Polkton84th Ave.S. of Leonard St. to Garfield St.
Polkton88th Ave.Leonard St. to Taft St.
Polkton90th Ave.Leonard St. south
Polkton96th Ave.Cleveland St. to Taft St.
PolktonArthur St.88th Ave. to 68th Ave.
PolktonGarfield St.96th Ave. to 68th Ave.
PolktonGarfield St.68th Ave. to 48th Ave.
PolktonOriole Dr.Leonard St. west
PolktonRoosevelt St.56th Ave. to 48th Ave.
PolktonRoosevelt St.68th Ave. to 64th Ave.
Spring Lake148th Ave.Boom Rd. to Leonard St.
Spring LakeBoom Rd.Leonard St. to 144th Ave.
Spring LakeHickory St.Fruitport Rd. to 144th Ave.
Wright24th Ave.I-96 to Cleveland St.
Wright28th Ave.Roosevelt St. to Taft St.
Wright40th Ave.Arthur St. to Wilson St.
WrightGarfield St.16th Ave. to County Line
WrightJuniper Dr.Arthur St. to east of 24th Ave.
WrightRoosevelt St.40th Ave. to Kenowa Ave.
Wright/Crockery48th Ave.City Limits to Wilson St.