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An excess of dust in some Godfrey neighborhoods is the result of product used in the oil and chipping of the streets, and the village board is taking action. In a split vote during a special meeting of the board on Wednesday, trustees have approved a plan to mill and overlay some roads, and re-oil-and-chipping the remainder of the roads, using slag chips this time.
The dust problem appears to be tied to the chips that were originally used. Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick tells The Big Z that every year the plan is to replace one oil and chip street with asphalt.
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The oil and chip process is done to extend the life of roads in the village. Now, the search is on for slag chips, which McCormick says have been hard to find.