County to start mag chloride application program

Archuleta County Road and Bridge will begin the application of magnesium chloride on selected county roads on May 4.

The application of magnesium chloride helps to reduce dust and maintain the durability of the road.

The proposed schedule includes 59 applications covering approximately 105 miles of county roads. The application schedule is dependent upon many variables including weather, product availability, crew and staff, and equipment.

The complete schedule, which will include the progress of the application process, will be available on the Archuleta County Web site at