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Department of Transportation Explains Why Roads Get 'Tar and Chipped'

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SHINNSTON -

Residents in Owings said they have concerns about the main road that runs through the area.

Up until recently, the road was paved.

But because of pot holes, the Division of Highways tar and chipped the road.

Some residents don't like it, but a representative from the Department of Transportation explained why that was the choice.

"In this case, out on this road, if we didn't use this method, most likely the asphalt that's already there wouldn't get repaired. We just don't have the money to do it, so with the tar and chip method its cheaper, and we can treat more roads," said Carrie Bly with the Department of Transportation.

The storms last night caused the gravel to be misplaced, but Bly said it will be fixed when the weather lets up.