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Sylvania Twp to try micro-resurfacing technique on road

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SYLVANIA TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A different approach to paving roads could save Sylvania Township taxpayers in the long run.

The township is looking at a newer way to resurface roads, which should make them last longer in some areas.

The Lucas County Engineer's Office says micro-resurfacing is a great way for areas to save money. It is a relatively new maintenance technique used to seal cracks and holes in the pavement, and it's one sixth the cost of pavement.

The process has been used for about four years in the Toledo area on Dorr Street and Monclova Road. Now Sylvania Township is going to use it on Merriweather Road.

Lucas County Engineer Keith Earley says the county is trying to stretch tax dollars.

"[We have] less revenue that we had 14 years ago, and the cost of things like paving has doubled," Earley said. "So you have to do things to try to keep the roads in good shape for lower cost."

Sylvania Township is currently accepting bids for the work. The project will begin after Labor Day, and the road will stay open during the process.

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