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7475 Montgomery Drive               Plain City, Ohio 43064                    Phone 614.873.2191               Fax 614.873.5850 
1) How will I know when my street is scheduled for work?
2) Can I park on the street?
3) Can I drive on my street?
4) How long must I stay off my road?
5) How long will my street be closed?
6) What time will the work be performed?
7) My street is scheduled to be completed but nothing has yet been done today, why?
8) Why did I receive a notice if my street is not posted No Parking &/or no work is being done to my street?
9) What about garbage pickup?
10) What about school busing?
11) What about mail pickup / delivery?
12) What if there is an emergency (fire, police, ambulance)?
13) Can I water my lawn?
14) What if it rains?
15) What happens if my street does not get completed on the scheduled day due to weather or any other reason?
16) Why are you doing anything to my street?
17) Where can I learn more about these systems that are to be performed on my street?
18) What can I do to help make this project a success?
19) What should I do if I have an extraordinary situation or any additional questions?


1) How will I know when my street is scheduled for work?
  • You will receive a door hanger at least the afternoon prior to work being performed (or sooner if requested by your local agency).
  • You will see “No Parking” signs marked with the scheduled day and date of work posted along the street, if on-street parking is typically permitted.
  • Visit the American Pavements, LLC web site ( www.americanpavements.com ) and click on the “My Street” tab to access the most recent street schedules.
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2) Can I park on the street?
  • No.  If your vehicle is left on the street it will be towed to allow the work to be performed.  Your vehicle needs to either remain in your driveway or be parked on an adjacent street that is not scheduled to be worked on and is not posted with “No Parking” signs.
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3) Can I drive on my street?
  • No.  If you street is scheduled for an application of slurry seal, microsurfacing, black bituminous surface or an RCRI, SAMI or chip seal application, you will not be permitted to drive on the street until the materials have been placed, cured and the street is re-opened.
  • If your street is scheduled for crack seal, you will be able to come & go from your driveway.  Be cautious – there will be crews and equipment working around you and there may be stoppage of traffic for short periods.
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4) How long must I stay off my road?
  • Once your street is closed with cones, barricades, signs and/or pendants and the surface treatment work has begun, it will take several hours (typically 4 – 6 depending on weather conditions) for the newly applied materials to cure.  Do not drive, walk on, ride bicycles or allow pets on the freshly applied material.  Getting on materials that are not cured may result in damage to the new surface and you will get asphalt residue on your tires, in the wheel wells, on the painted surface of your vehicle, on you shoes and/or your pet’s feet.  This asphalt can be tracked onto your drive, into your garage and even onto house floors.
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5) How long will my street be closed?
  • Typically 4 – 6 hours depending on weather conditions, after the new surface treatment has been applied, to allow the newly applied materials to cure.
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6) What time will the work be performed?
  • Normal work hours are from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM, however please remember that it may take several hours after the crew completes a street for the newly applied materials to cure before your street will be re-opened.  Under normal circumstances your street will be opened by 7:00 PM at the latest.
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7) My street is scheduled to be completed but nothing has yet been done today, why?
  • The crew will schedule several streets to be completed each day and while some streets will be completed earlier in the morning, others will be done later in the afternoon.
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8) Why did I receive a notice if my street is not posted No Parking &/or no work is being done to my street?
  • If adjoining streets that are to be closed are the only access to your street, we want to notify you so that you are not “blocked in” during the closure.  If this is the case, you will need to park your vehicle on an adjacent street that is not scheduled to be worked on and is not posted with “No Parking” signs. 
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9) What about garbage pickup?
  • We make every effort to coordinate with your garbage company by notifying them of the scheduled street closures and ask them to pick up the garbage from those early streets that are to be closed so that both our garbage gets picked up and the work also is completed.  You can contact your garbage company to confirm that they will accommodate you in this way.
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10) What about school busing?
  • We keep the school transportation department apprised of our street closure schedule to minimize any disruption to busing.  We allow the buses to completed their morning pickup route before closing any street.  Every effort will be made to open streets as soon as possible throughout the afternoon to again accommodate the school buses.  But realize that mid-day and often afternoon buses will be affected by the street closures and arrangements for your children should be made for them to be prepared to walk from the point of closure on your street to your home.
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11) What about mail pickup / delivery?
  • The postal service should pick up and deliver to all homes that the streets are not closed when they get there.  If the street is closed, the postal carrier may not pick up or deliver your mail on this day.  Neither your local agency nor we as a contractor have any control over the postal agency.
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12) What if there is an emergency (fire, police, ambulance)?
  • Your local government agency will be informed of all street closures and in the event of any emergency, the responders will always be able to gain access to your street and home. 
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13) Can I water my lawn?
  • Please refrain from watering a lawn that would cause the roadway surface to get wet.  The existing roadway needs to be dry to perform any crack sealing on your street and if you allow water from your sprinklers to run onto the newly applied surface material it will both delay the cure time required to re-open your street and possibly cause damage to the new surface.
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14) What if it rains?
  • If your street was scheduled to be crack sealed and the roadway is wet, the work will be delayed and/or rescheduled once the pavement is dry.
  • If your street is scheduled for a surface treatment, the crew will be put on hold and try to wait for any showers to pass and then resume working.  If the rain threat is severe enough, the work will be delayed and/or rescheduled.
  • Please refer to the American Pavements, LLC web site ( www.americanpavements.com ) and click on the “My Street” tab to access the most recent street schedules.
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15) What happens if my street does not get completed on the scheduled day due to weather or any other reason?
  • Please refer to the American Pavements, LLC web site ( www.americanpavements.com ) and click on the “My Street” tab to access the most recent street schedules.
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16) Why are you doing anything to my street?
  • Your local government agency is investing in your public street to maintain the roadway in a cost effective manner to extend the life of the pavement and save money over time.
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17) Where can I learn more about these systems that are to be performed on my street?
  • Click on the “SOLUTIONS” tab above to understand more about the systems being applied on you street.
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18) What can I do to help make this project a success?
  • Follow the guidelines above.
  • Be cautious so that no accidents occur and no one gets injured.
  • Thank you for your cooperation in helping us provide you a well maintained street.
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19) What should I do if I have an extraordinary situation or any additional questions?
  • Contact our office weekdays between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at (614) 873-2191.
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