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Downtown slurry seal project started

RITZVILLE – On September 8, Blackline, Inc., a contractor based in Vancouver, Wash., began a "slurry seal" project along Ritzville's downtown thoroughfare. Aggregate (small crushed rock) was spread from Palouse to Jackson Streets.

The contract award of $77,060 was approved at the city's September 6 council meeting. It required the contractor to "do all the work and furnish all tools, materials and equipment" for completing a "Type 2 (II) emulsified asphalt slurry" project.

According to the firm's website, slurry seal "is a preventative pavement maintenance treatment...made up of asphalt emulsi...


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