Overland Park chip seal projects remain on track, but city council signals openness to future alternatives

Overland Park chip seal

The Overland Park City Council this week advanced a five-year capital improvement budget that includes chip seal projects. The road resurfacing method has long been controversial among many residents, who say it is messy and damages vehicles. File image.

Chip seal, a street restoration method controversial among many in Overland Park, is still on track to continue at least through the next couple of years.

But as some residents continue to organize against it and as the city confronts a backlog of needed street improvements, more councilmembers are speaking out against chip seal and saying they’d be willing to consider alternatives.