|Cincinnati Streets Preventive Maintenance

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know when my street is scheduled for work?

  • You will receive a door hanger prior to work being performed.
  • “NO PARKING” signs marked with the scheduled day and date of work will be posted along the street.
  • Visit for updates on the street maintenance schedule.

Can I park on the street?

  • No.  If your vehicle is left on the street, it will be towed to allow the work to be performed. Your vehicle needs to either remain in your driveway or be parked on an adjacent street that is not scheduled to be worked on and is not posted with “No Parking” signs.

Where do I park if I would need to leave during the scheduled hours?

  • Strawser Construction will make every attempt to leave adjacent streets to the closure open for parking.

What do I do if my trash is scheduled for pick-up the same day as road maintenance?

  • If work is scheduled on your road on the same day as trash pick-up, please have all trash, lawn clippings and recycling out the night before for an early pick-up the following morning. Strawser Construction will make contact with the refuse companies.

What if I have service scheduled or deliveries at my house?

  • Please delay or coordinate with any companies (deliveries, lawn care, home improvement, etc.) you have scheduled. With the traffic and parking restrictions, it will be difficult for them to maneuver their vehicles and find adequate parking.

Will school buses be able to access pick up locations?

  • There should be no disruption in the morning buses scheduled pick up. You may see slight changes in noon bus service pick up locations and afternoon drop off locations due to material drying time.

What will happen if there is an emergency in my area?

  • Police, Ambulance and Fire personnel will be able to access the streets and home of any resident in the event of an emergency.

What time will work be performed?

  • Normal work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You may see crew members as early as 6:30 a.m. on the first street doing prep work. Please remember that it may take several hours after the crew completes a street for the newly applied materials to cure before your street may be re-opened. Under normal circumstances, all streets will be opened by 6:00 p.m. at the latest, but crew members could remain completing pick up operations.

My street in scheduled to be completed but nothing has yet been done today, why?

  • The crew will schedule several streets to be completed each day and while some streets will be completed earlier in the morning, others will be done later in the afternoon.

What happens if it rains?

  • If it rains the day work is scheduled, the NO PARKING signs will be updated to show the day work will resume.

Should I turn my sprinklers off that day?

  • If you can turn off the sprinklers closest to the road, it would be greatly appreciated. We need clean and dry surfaces for paving operations.

What should I do if I have an extraordinary situation or any additional questions?

  •  Contact Strawser Construction’s office between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM weekdays at (614) 704-6381 or email

What can I do to help make this project a success?

  • Pay attention to the construction workers’ directions.
  • Be cautious so that no accidents occur and no one gets injured.
  • Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

What work is being done to my street, and where can I learn more about the processes that are to be performed?

  • Strawser Construction will be applying surface treatments to your street, to extend the life of your the pavement and improve safety. These include Micro-Surface and Cape Seal Treatments.
  • Micro-Surface is one of the most cost-effective pavement maintenance tools. Used primarily to extend pavement service life, micro-surface treatment also provides a safe, durable and skid-resistant surface compared to similar overlay methodologies. It does not look or feel like new asphalt directly after application, but will blend in as the surface smooths with wear. For more details and benefits of Micro-Surface Treatment, visit
  • Cape Seal Treatment is a two-step process. First, we will apply a stress-absorbing membrane interlayer (SAMI) to your street, then a micro-surface finish. For more details and benefits of SAMI, visit

Strawser Construction, Inc. would like to thank you in advance for helping us create a safe environment for the traveling public and crew members during all operations.