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Montgomery County poly pavement project battling winter weather

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VA -

Additional suitors in the state are interested in an alternative road surface in Montgomery County if it keeps from cracking under the pressure of winter weather.

Project organizers told supervisors during a recent meeting "the test layer" looked promising.

The poly-pavement solution from Massachusetts-based "Dirt-Glue" was put down by VDOT in October on Old Sourwood Road in Pilot.

VDOT is not done testing the product yet, and official results likely will not be available for months.

The substance would cost taxpayers about a third of what it would cost to lay blacktop.

The brains behind the test, Supervisor Jim Politis, believes it could be best used for things like the new animal shelter parking lot, or the extension of the huckleberry trail.

The word is getting out about the savings to neighboring communities.

"Especially counties that have a lot of dirt roads like we do. they're just going to do more miles per dollar. that's all there is to it," said Politis.

The chairman says the poly-pavement surface would eliminate any pothole problems in the area as well.

 

 

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