different approach to paving roads could save Sylvania Township taxpayers in
the long run.
township is looking at a newer way to resurface roads, which should make them
last longer in some areas.
Lucas County Engineer's Office says micro-resurfacing is a great way for areas
to save money. It is a relatively new maintenance technique used to seal cracks
and holes in the pavement, and it's one sixth the cost of pavement.
process has been used for about four years in the Toledo area on Dorr Street
and Monclova Road. Now Sylvania Township is going to use it on Merriweather
County Engineer Keith Earley says the county is trying to stretch tax dollars.
have] less revenue that we had 14 years ago, and the cost of things like paving
has doubled," Earley said. "So you have to do things to try to keep the roads
in good shape for lower cost."
Township is currently accepting bids for the work. The project will begin after
Labor Day, and the road will stay open during the process.