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Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
The annual chip seal program typically begins after the 4th of July. Chip
seal consists of a layer of hot asphalt oil covered with rock. Occasionally the
asphalt oil will bleed through the rocks, requiring the placement of sand to
absorb the bleeding oil.
Kittitas County budgets approximately $3,000,000 per year for the chip seal
program. The roads are scheduled for a seven-year rotation; however, this may
vary due to the condition and use of the roads. In addition to the chip seal,
the roads may require crack sealing and pre-leveling for additional structure
Fresh oil, loose gravel, large moving equipment, and workers on roadway.
The initial chip seal schedule is based on pavement rating, condition and position in the chip seal cycle. After inspections are made in the spring, this initial road list will be updated and a schedule will be created to finalize the annual chip seal schedule. Final schedules will include the estimated week of chip seal for each road on the list.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.