New technology may produce more durable roads


When it comes to DeWitt County roads, DeWitt County commissioners are thinking outside the box and going to the grid -- the TX5 Geogrid -- to be technically correct. 
According to Precinct 3 Commissioner James Kaiser, seven miles of the Geogrid TX5 has been installed in a busy patch of Cabeza Road near Nordheim.  Kaiser said, “It’s an experiment.  We’re going to see how it [the Geogrid TX5] does.”
Traffic was being re-routed around a mobile testing unit set up at the patch of road approximately 3-4 miles down Cabeza Road north of Nordheim on Tuesday morning, July 29.  Kaiser, along with Tensar Coporation officials, as well as other county workers, looked on during the assessment.  
Taking center stage was Professor David J. White, Professor of Civil Engineering at Iowa State University and President of Geomatters Technologies, Inc.  Geomatters was brought down for the assessment by Tensar Corporation to evaluate and perform quality assurance testing on the new roadway. 
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