Douglas County Public Works will continue its annual chip seal road repairs next week on Melqua and Elgarose roads west of Roseburg.

The work will be performed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, depending on weather and the availability of materials. Traffic in work areas will be controlled by flaggers.

Chip sealing is the application of a special protective wearing surface to existing pavement. The treatment combines asphalt and fine aggregate.

The work will be between mileposts 7 and 17 on Melqua Road and mileposts 0 and 5 on Elgarose Road.

Drivers should expect 20 minute delays and seek alternate routes whenever possible.

Information: 541-440-4268 or

Reporter Carisa Cegavske can be reached at or 541-957-4213.

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Carisa Cegavske is the senior reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at or 541-957-4213. Follow her on Twitter @carisa_cegavske

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