DOT uses BST to repave secondary roads

Reported by Lynda Figueredo - bio|email
Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Department of Transportation is resurfacing some roads in Wilmington, but instead of using asphalt they are using a material that is half the cost.

Residents in Monterey Heights aren't on board with the new material called BST, which is commonly used on secondary roads.

Motorists say tiny rocks from the new material are beating up their cars.

DOT officials say they are trying to save money while still preserving the roads.

The DOT plans to bring in a vacuum to suck up the loose rocks in the Monterey Heights neighborhood by the end of the week.

This is the first of six neighborhoods the DOT plans to resurface throughout the summer.

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