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The intersection of the Powell Road and state Route 315 outside of Columbus has more than its share of rear-end collisions, says the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Now, ODOD is implementing a solution that has had good results in other states, including Colorado, Arizona, Washington and Pennsylvania.
ODOD spokesman Brian Hedge explained to ThisWeek that the solution involves an epoxy being spread on the roadway and allowed to set up. Next, aggregate, or small stones, are added to the top. Once the glue dries, the excess aggregate is removed and the surface that’s left has much more grip than traditional asphalt pavement.
It’s a welcome solution for locals who drive the streets every day – and actually costs less than traditional asphalt, according to the article. What’s more, it’s a new and innovative way to use adhesives and bring attention to their myriad applications.