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DOT to complete chip seal work this weekend


Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Rock chips are rototilled onto the layer of hot oil to provide the road with a fresh driving surface and traction.

By this weekend, the Alaska Department of Transportation will complete the chip sealing of Mitkof Highway from Papke's Landing until the end of the highway to preserve the road, said Marcus Zimmerman, maintenance and operations specialist with ADOT.

The last four miles of the road was a gravel road and additional work was required to make it a hard surface, including ejecting oil into the base, said Zimmerman.

"We're here to provide a good product for the community and for the state and try to give us the most out of roads that we can get," said Zimmerman.

The project will have chip seal...

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