The Board of McPherson County Commissioners approved initial design work on a new process to be used on 16th Avenue between Northview (Moccasin) and Mohawk Roads in McPherson County on the connecting mile related to the new I-135 interchange project.
According to documents provided to Mid Kansas Online, the new Intelligent Soil Stabilization cement slurry process using a product called SuperSlurry will allow for a more solid base for the road on which to place asphalt, and the cost difference between that and a normal road subgrade is negligible, in fact it may be cheaper depending on the depth of slurry required for the new base.
Justin Mader, engineer with Public Works, told commissioners that Sedgwick County has been using this new slurry process for awhile now and is really pleased with the results, particularly on roads that may be carrying heavy truck traffic, which is the hope for 16th Avenue after the new interchange is constructed.
The initial design work is slated to cost $5000. The motion passed unanimously.