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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Two Maryland Counties To Test New Road Treatment On I-70

Sugar beet molasses will cover the highway this winter.

The State Highway Administration is testing the sugar beet molasses byproduct on I-70, between Md. 32 in Howard County and I-270 in Frederick County.

The $25,000 pilot program is small in comparison with this year's total $26 million state snow budget.

SHA spokesman David Buck said it's always good that the administration is looking at new technologies. The molasses and brine project will be used to pre-treat roads and pre-wet road salt to help it stick better, Buck said.


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