- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

CLAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Officials say a botched effort to improve roads on Harsens Island has left a sticky mess that soils shoes and splashes onto vehicles.

The Times Herald of Port Huron reports (https://bwne.ws/1JeKQKn ) the trouble started in late July, when a contractor for the St. Clair County Road Commission chip-sealed about 11 miles of roadway.

Road Commission Managing Director Kirk Weston says the process involves spreading a coating of asphalt emulsion on a roadway and then spreading finely crushed stone over it. On three to four miles of roadway, Weston says the asphalt emulsion is “bleeding” through the stone, especially on hot days.

George Crown, who scrubbed asphalt from his carpet and his shoes, says: “People were actually getting their foot stuck in the tar.”


Information from: Times Herald, https://www.thetimesherald.com

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