The Belgrade City Council agreed by unanimous vote to chip seal seven miles of street in Belgrade. They have struck a deal with a Bozeman based contracting business and the agreement is not to cost more than $47,100. The City of Belgrade is taking an unprecedented step to alleviate construction costs down the line. They have chosen to forego a traditional chip seal and go ahead with a new product that could improve the life of the road. The product is more porous and is better at filing in low spots, potholes and cracks. According to the contracting team, after completion, this chip seal should look and act like a new layer of asphalt. The product will supposedly last 30 to 40 percent longer than a traditional chip seal.
Residents of Belgrade can look forward to hitting a few less potholes when driving around town. The construction should improve the quality of life in Belgrade in the long run and save residents money on fixing their personal cars and fixing the public roads.