Bristol adjusts salt on highways

Bristol Supervisor Carolyn Owens had a question for Randy Kerkman, town/village administrator and public works director, on Monday night: Is the public works department conserving road salt?

Well, yes and no, was the answer.

Kerkman explained the state regulates the amount of salt for ice and snow control that can be used on roads the town maintains. Personnel recently discovered two of the town/village’s salt spreaders were calibrated incorrectly. Consequently, they were letting too much salt on the road. That calibration has now been corrected to be in line with state requirements.

So the town/village may be putting less road salt down, but it was not a conscious conservation effort.

“That’s why in some places there’s not perfectly dry pavement,” Kerkman said.


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