DOT Commissioner Directed to Review Road Treatments

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The omnibus transportation bill that cleared the Senate Wednesday night contains a provision that directs the commissioner of transportation to conduct a study on the hazards of chemical road treatments.

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The DOT uses liquid magnesium chloride to wet the salt it applies to roads during snowstorms, but motorists say the treatment is highly corrosive, damaging undercarriages and brake lines.

The legislation directs the commissioner to analyze the effects of these treatments as well as an evaluation of alternatives. The commissioner will submit a final report on the findings to the legislature by July 1, 2015.

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