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Windsor Road Deteriorates From Chemical Reaction

Updated: Thursday, February 20 2014, 10:46 AM CST
URBANA -- Drivers in Urbana are taking things slow, attempting to avoid
huge potholes, but these aren't your typical winter cracks.


The
City of Urbana Engineer says a unique chemical reaction is occurring in
the concrete causing Windsor Road to deteriorate faster.

The
reaction is called alkali-silica and means the cement with other
materials in the road mix with moisture leading to crumbling roads.

Drivers say they have concerns about traveling on Windsor and the damage it could do to their vehicles.

City
officials say repaving the road would only be a short term solution and
it is working with a consultant to figure out a long term plan.

The city hopes to have a final plan to fix the problem by next winter with construction to start in the spring of 2015.Windsor Road Deteriorates From Chemical Reaction


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