Researchers In Michigan May Have Answer To Pothole Problem
Potholes. They've been a problem for drivers in Michigan for years. Well, according to a report in the Lansing State Journal, researchers from the Michigan Department of Transportation and Michigan State University may have come up with a solution to the pothole problem.
In my simple terms, here's what the researchers have come up with: Truck restrictions are being put in place too late. The freezing and thawing of roads, combined with heavy trucks makes for a bad combination. The new research shows that if weight restrictions are put into place earlier, there could be less damage to the roads. Keep in mind, that this is just my quick way of explaining the research. It's actually way more complex and pretty interesting. If you want the 'real research', click here. I think they may be on to something...in the meantime, good luck avoiding all the potholes!
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