Each year the Jefferson County Public Works Road Maintenance Department resurfaces
roadways throughout the county. Chipsealing, an application of asphalt followed with an
aggregate rock (chips) cover, is done on a seven to ten year cycle depending on the surface
wear of the road. Chipsealing is done in several stages. The first step is to clean and patch the
road surface and to correct any surface deficiencies (pre-leveling). Hot liquid asphalt is then
applied to one lane, covered with rock, rolled to set the rock, (chipsealing) and once the road
surface has cured, the excess rocks are swept clear. Depending on the weather and scheduling,
the procedure may take several months.
Drivers may experience temporary delays during the process. Drivers should reduce their
vehicle speed when they encounter the “Fresh Oil” or Loose Gravel” signs to reduce the
amount of oil or rock which can be kicked up. Roads may be reduced to one lane during the
resurfacing project, but it is doubtful any road will be closed completely.
The following roads are planned to be resurfaced during the summer’s (July through
September) construction season weather permitting.
E. Quilcene Road M.P. 1.83 to 4.43
Lords Lake Loop Road M.P. 0.00 to 3.43
Snow Creek Road M.P. 0.00 to 1.44
DISCOVERY BAY AREA
W. Uncas Road
Fairmount Hill Road
E. Uncas N.
Oak Bay Road M.P. 2.10 to 2.24
Irondale Road M.P. 0.00 to 0.83
As the season progresses Jefferson County may add roads to the list. For more information
about this process, please call 360-385-0890.