New road building process saves 80%

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New road building process saves 80%

Post by learning » Mon May 28, 2018 9:29 am

https://www.ksl.com/article/46328506/sa ... uild-roads

MONTICELLO — With too many roads to fix and not enough money, a southeastern Utah community is testing out a new technique for building roads that has the potential to save taxpayers as much as 80 percent over traditional asphalt.

“We can afford to improve our roads instead of degrading them back to gravel,” San Juan County public works director Ben Musselman said of the potential of the technology. “We had to try something different to stretch our dollars.”

Lithified Technologies says their eco-friendly method turns soil into a hard, water resistant surface in 24 hours, a process that would take Mother Nature many years to complete.

“That means taking soil and turning it into stone,” said Bill Sherwin, a Lithified Technologies employee overseeing the San Juan County project. “What we’re doing is changing the soil on a molecular level.”

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