The residents of East Bay, Rhode Island, remain divided over the Beach Avenue paving project plan. Can this coastal community find a solution in dust control measures?
Country roads may be rural, but they are often important haulage routes and essential for getting people and products to where they need to go.
Like in many of the Canadian provinces, a large portion of Calgary’s roads remain unpaved. Recently, however, plans to pave these gravel roads have been put into action.
At one time, replacing an asphalt road with gravel would seem to be a step backwards, but, with modern dust-reduction technology, a gravel road is the best economic option when budgets are tight.
As VOCM (a Canadian AM radio station) reports, the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador closed down its program to use calcium chloride on gravel roads as a means of dealing with dust. The people of the province gave a heartfelt response, demanding that the government reinstate the operation, especially because of the health risks that are associated with the …