Douglas County once again is offering a road treatment program for residents who live along gravel roads to reduce dust created by vehicles.
The "dust palliative" program involves applying liquid chemicals to gravel roads, typically in front of houses, to reduce dust. There is a $60 administrative fee, plus $1.40 per linear foot of roadway treated.
County officials say the treatment is expected to last about one year, depending on weather, road and traffic conditions. But neither the county nor the township guarantee the effectiveness of the treatments, and no refunds or re-treatments will be provided for poor performance due to required road maintenance.
Applications are available at the Douglas County Public Works Department, 1242 Massachusetts St. The county requires payment in advance for the service. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. March 8.
For further information, contact the Douglas County Public Works Department at 832-5293.