Crack sealing is one form of preventive pavement maintenance that ensures the consistent operation of the Town’s roadways. Pavement cracks develop due to expansion and contraction caused by temperature fluctuation. These cracks allow water to penetrate the pavement base and sub-base materials, causing pavement elements to lose structural integrity. If not repaired or prevented, this cracking will grow, leading to deformation of the pavement, potholes, and ultimately the degradation of asphalt and concrete surfaces.
The Town of Foam Lake is very diligent with budgeting for a minimum of three (3) streets to be sealed every year. During this time, residents will be notified and asked to move any vehicles parked on the street.
Road (Line) Painting
Road (Line) painting occurs on a regular and ongoing basis on our transportation networks. Main road painting applications are typically scheduled throughout the summer months.
We ask motorists to obey all signage installed around road painting areas and to drive slowly around our workers when they are engaged in road painting activities. Please stay back from line painting operations and avoid driving over fresh paint.
Sidewalk and Curb Repairs
Based on available annual budgets, the Public Works team assesses our concrete (sidewalk, and curb and gutter) infrastructure and prioritizes our concrete replacement programs based on needs and assessments. Hazardous concrete is marked for replacement first as well as concrete in need of replacement due to earlier utility work in a particular location. Pedestrians should use caution when traversing by areas where sidewalks have been removed and replaced. Any immediately affected businesses or residents will be notified prior to concrete repair work proceeding.
If you notice any significant sidewalk, curb or trip edge issues, please contact Public Works at 306-272-7082.