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Road Repairs without the Mess

RRR pictureEUGENE, Ore — Road construction comes with lots of dust and debris but city crews in Eugene are trying a new method to get the dirty work done without all the mess.

Crews tested out a wet cement mixed with sand on Shasta Loop in south Eugene.

Civil engineers say the product doesn’t create a dust that can be harmful if breathed and it’s also more cost and time efficient.

Project managers have been so impressed, they’re considering using the same material on other projects.

“This was our test project, going from the dry cement to the wet cement or a slurry treatment. Next year, we already have two projects tentatively scheduled for the same treatment,” said Kerry Werner, a civil engineer with the city and project manager.

The potential projects are on Division Avenue and Donald Street.

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