The Virginia Department of Transportation is continuing to make repairs and cleanup to get the roads back to normal after flooding in recent months.
Officials say they are focused on using longer term treatments that will allow the roads to last through various weather conditions. A vital part of the repair operation has been the application surface treatments to various roads in Clarke, Frederick, Warren and Shenandoah Counties. Officials say the treatments not only extend the life of hard surfaces, but they also help drivers maintain traction during slick road conditions.
“If we do have some of the surface treatment kind of work that we can do, weather its a slurry seal or a cape seal or one of those other kinds of jobs we can extend the life of that pavement for several years beyond that.” Ken Slack of the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Officials say the surface treatments used, cost far less than other types of road paving methods.