Ask Joe: White Lines on Roads

Reported by: Joe Hart
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 12/20/2012 2:04 pm

Sarah wrote in to say she's noticed trucks painting what looks like faint white lines on a number of major roads including viriginia street.  She wants to know what it is they're doing to the roads ?

What those trucks are doing is applying salt brine to the roads.   Michele Anderson with the city of Reno says they use it so does the city of Sparks and Washoe County as well.
  The brine is a mix of water and sodium chloride or road salt and it has a freezing point of minus six degrees.   
 They try to apply that salt brine to the busiest roads before we get a snow storm or deep freeze.   It helps to keep the snow from bonding to the roads and also makes it easier to plow once the snow starts to fall.
  There are a number of benefits. This brine solution is up to 20 times more effective than salt and sand its labor efficient since its applied during normal working hours prior to when a storm hits.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.