Upstate NY road to get repaved with porous asphalt

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) – A heavily traveled road in an Adirondack tourist town is getting a new type of road pavement designed to keep pollutants from flowing into water supplies.
Warren County and state transportation officials are working on a $6 million project to install porous asphalt on Beach Road in the village of Lake George. The road runs along the lake’s southern shore.

Officials say the pervious pavement looks like normal asphalt but allows storm water to drain through to layers of sand and gravel that filter out pollutants. They say the new pavement will provide a new layer of protection for Lake George’s water quality.

Officials involved in the project say Beach Road will be the first heavily traveled road in New York state to use porous asphalt.

Construction is expected to start in April.

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