- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Washington County is planning to repair about 21 local roads this year.

Road manager Arthur Perry tells the Delta Democrat Times (https://bit.ly/1gmEn4X ) that roads are typically surfaced by one of two methods: hot mix or chip seal.

Perry says hot mix when it cools is like concrete. He says it is costs more.

He says chip seal - in which a layer of tar is sprayed on a road, and chipped rock laid on before it’s compacted - is more economical.

Perry says chip seal usually is performed on rural roads that carry less traffic than major highways such as U.S. Highway 82 or Mississippi Highway 1.

The sealant lasts four to five years.

Perry says work will start when warmer, drier weather arrives in April or May.

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Information from: Delta Democrat Times, https://www.ddtonline.com


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