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May 21, 2009

Road commission requests dust control signage

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Written by: Bruce Snook
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The St. Joseph County Road Commission is asking residents who place dust control in front of their homes to put signs that say “Dust Control” at each end of the application area.

The road commission says it has been contacted by property owners whose homes are adjacent to unpaved county roads regarding dust control.  The road commission reports it does not apply dust control – unless it is in conjunction with township board participation.

A notice from the road commission says that, if a property owner resides in a township that does not participate in a dust control program with the road commission, the property owner may apply dust control on an individual basis.

If a property owner is considering some form of dust control, the road commission would appreciate being contacted to blade the road prior to the dust control application.  The notice says, “It is not to be assumed that this blading will entirely eliminate the possibility of blading prior to the winter months.  It has been shown, however, that in most cases, this prior blading does help to eliminate extra blading during the summer (and) fall.”

The road commission suggests that the property owner place an appropriate sign at each end of the dust-controlled area to indicate that a dust control additive has been placed.


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