Redlands Road

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Redlands Road - of his a tho be the the Redlands Facts: In...
of his a tho be the the Redlands Facts: In conversation with a representative of this paper today, W. M. Bristol of East Highlands, under whose supervision the work on the High- High- land-Redlands land-Redlands land-Redlands road was done last winter, winter, made the following statement regarding regarding the future of thnt thoroughfare: "When I took hold of the improvement 6f the rond it was with the intention of completing it to the top of the south bank of the wash. The scarcity of water last spring brought the work of widening the cut and completing the fill to a sudden stop. There was expended on this section section about $200, and by the use of water the work accomplished was done for about one-fifth one-fifth one-fifth what it would have cost by the scraper method. The sub-grade sub-grade sub-grade in the cut should be lowered about fif teen inches more and the fill correspondingly correspondingly raised. To do it with teams would cost about .$100. If done with water it would not cost to exceed $l;i. iliere re mains unexpended about $75 of last sea son's fund and, in view of the dithculty of raising the money needed to surface the road with hardpau it seems that thia residue should be used for that purpose, rather than iu doing work which can be done for a song as soon ns water is available. available. "About $25 was expended last spring in blasting the hardpan hill from which surfacing material is to come, the clay is loosened to a ueptn or six ieet ami tne work of loading it on wagons will there fore be easy. "If the necessary funds can be had the giude leading up out of the wash should be clayed four loads wide, instead instead of two and three as iu the wash. As fast as the clay is spread and bfeore travel is allowed upon it, it should be thoroughly sprinkled with crude oil. This would make a waterproof and consequently dust-proof dust-proof dust-proof surface, far superior superior to that obtained by using oil on a hardened road. The finished portion oi tne road crossing tee wasn is in ueeu of attentiou The cluy, as fast as worn to dust, is blown away and is becoming quite thin in places. Sprinkling with oil once or twice a year would check this loss and prevent the formation of chuck holes." Speaking further of the use of oil, Mr. Bristol said he believed it would be a good thing on roads having a steep grade and especially clay roads, which are badly gullied by storm water. If the surface of a road is made waterproof by this or any other method it goes with out saying that water cannot injure it. evening his Cypress were in the Moore and from garments upon iu tlumes ities, the from and somewhat Moore ears, mouth inhaling eyelids dent, just ly and and The results of such experiment with the use of oil would be watched with inter est. From A Arthur of cere-tuony nge as of Miss vacation. the the for Perris the

Clipped from The Weekly Sun06 Jan 1899, FriPage 2

The Weekly Sun (San Bernardino, California)06 Jan 1899, FriPage 2
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