offering dust control on gravel roads
The Platte County Public Works Department has announced
it will again be offering dust control to residents who
live on gravel roads within County Road District Number
However, due to county budget constraints, residents
will not be provided with free dust control as they were
The county is offering two options to residents-calcium
chloride and oil-and both options are available to residents
at cost. The price for calcium chloride is 67 cents per
foot and the price of oil is $1 per foot. This cost includes
both the purchase of materials and the cost of application
to roads. A minimum purchase of 300 feet is required for
A purchase of calcium chloride for the minimum 300 feet
will cost $201. By comparison, 300 feet of oil treatment
will cost $300.
Citizens who are interested in taking part in this program
should contact the Platte County Public Works Department
at (816) 858-2223. Applications are also available at
the public works offices, 15955 Hwy. 273 in Tracy, Mo.
All applications are due back to public works by April
15 and must be accompanied by your payment.
Weather permitting, dust control work will begin in May.