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Allen County dust-control signup to begin

Statement as issued Friday by the from the Allen County Public Information Office:

(April 11, 2014) — Allen County residents who want the County Highway Department to apply dust control material to their stone and gravel roads this spring will be able to sign up beginning April 15.

Once again this year, residents will be able to choose from two options — applications of either Dustay, which is an asphalt emulsion, or calcium chloride. The highway department will charge $2.00 per linear foot for the Dustay, while the cost for calcium chloride will be $1.15 per linear foot. Either option requires a minimum 200 foot application.

Residents can sign up for the applications in person April 15-May 15 at the following locations:

Highway Department Main Office, 200 East Berry Street, Suite 280, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

North Maintenance Facility, 2234 Carroll Road, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

South Maintenance Facility, 8317 Tillman Road, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The department will schedule with the suppliers to begin placing the dust control materials after May 15, depending on weather and road conditions. The materials will be applied in two treatments and will span the full width of the road.

Residents can pay by check or money order only.

For more information, you can call the Highway Department Main Office at 449-7369; the North Maintenance Facility at 449-4781; or the South Maintenance Facility at 449-4791.

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