Several Rochester recreational trails closed for fog sealing

(ABC 6 News) – Rochester Public Works Street Maintenance will be fog sealing various recreational trails as part of the annual recreational trail maintenance program.

This work will occur through Friday, July 29 weather permitting. Below are the general areas affected.

  • W Circle Dr NW – east side from 19 St NW to Valley High
  • Valley High Dr NW – W Circle Dr NW to 7 St NW
  • Salem Rd SW – east side from Bamber Valley Rd SW (CR8) to Cox Croft Cir SW
  • 18 Ave SW – west side from 31 St SW to 40 St SW
  • Hart Farms & Fieldstone Developments – neighborhood paths
  • 48 St SW – south side from Scenic Dr SW to Commercial Dr SW
  • Scenic Oaks – neighborhood paths
  • 11 Ave SW – east side 48 St SW to Southern Ridge Dr SW including Southern Woods Park
  • South Pointe Park
  • Smetka Park

The fog seal operation involves spraying a hot tar emulsion on the trail surface. This re-seals the bituminous pavement and extends the life of the trail. The noted trails will be closed off with caution tape and fresh oil signs. Once the oil dries (approximately 2 hours), the trails will be re-opened.

The timing for completion of this work is weather dependent. Anyone who may use these trails are asked to take an alternate route or utilize the grass alongside the trails during this operation.

For a detailed map of specific trail locations click HERE.