Labrador paving etc. - Split from Coronavirus thread...

Discussion in 'Newfoundland & Labrador Travel Information' started by RossKean, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Ain't that the truth!
  2. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Then there was spraying oil on roads to keep the dust down too
  3. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    I remember oil but not salt water. Cheap on the coast but the Eagle River would be a haul.
  4. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    The state of Maine appears to be still doing this :eek:
  5. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    I witnessed them doing something similar in Northern BC last summer. Any cracks in the road we’re slathered with a heavy layer of tar. The crew would then spread a layer of gravel over the tar and leave. A few days later a sweeping crew would follow up the rear and brush off whatever gravel was left and not “ran in”.
  6. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

    When I was out to the Tides Cove Point lighthouse last summer the first section of the dirt road was oiled down. It was only around where all the houses/cabins were, guessing just to keep the dust down for the residents. Smell reminded me of my old oiled baseball glove I had as a kid :)
  7. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    Sounds like what I would call "chip-seal". Great roads for cracked windsheilds and broken headlights.
  8. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I remember chip seal, knarly stuff
  9. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Can't open it

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