Crews are wrapping up on the road construction on Roosevelt City State Street south of Highway 40. The Roosevelt Bulletin explains that an ongoing project in the area has improved storm drainage, widened the road, and added sidewalks for heavy pedestrian traffic to and from Centennial Elementary School. Crews have chip sealed the new asphalt on State Street over the last week, taking steps to insure the road will last as long as possible. “Chip sealing increases the life of a roadway by 5 to 7 years overall,” shares Roosevelt City. “It also significantly reduces the cost of construction and repair. One mile can be chip sealed for $40,000 dollars, whereas one mile of new asphalt costs $1.3 million dollars.” The final step of the project, painting lines, was expected to be complete on Monday.