Dust palliative program available to residents

A dust palliative program is once again available to Douglas County residents who wish to treat rock roads in front of their homes to help reduce dust created by vehicles.

The process includes applying liquid calcium chloride or magnesium chloride to rock roads, which is expected to reduce dust for about one year. There is an administrative fee of $45, plus $1.60 for each linear foot of roadway treated.

Applications for the program are available at the Douglas County Public Works Department, 1242 Mass. Applicants must pre-pay by 5 p.m. Tuesday. More information can be obtained at 832-5293.