The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will be applying calcium chloride for dust control on various non-hardsurface roads in Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke, and Warren Counties beginning Monday, July 19, 2010 at 7:00 a.m.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, calcium chloride is an effective means of reducing dust and fine debris from being distributed by traffic on roads. Calcium chloride retains moisture for extended periods of time thereby significantly reduce road dust. This unique property of this common salt helps stabilize unpaved road surfaces and is an environmentally friendly solution for dust control.
VDOT estimates the completion date for the treatment will be early August 2010, weather permitting. The work will be performed by Calcium Chloride Sales.