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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Holes on old 95 get new fill test


September 19, 2019

A Whitman County Public Works crew filled hundreds of holes on a half-mile of the old concrete highway through Steptoe the week of Sept. 9, as well as a short stretch in Rosalia.

Crews rented a special machine and filled the one- inch to six-inch holes with asphalt mastic, a crack-seal material with rocks in it.

“It's still an old concrete highway, but we like the way it came out,” said Brandon Kruger, operations manager for county roads.

“This might be a maintenance technique we use in the future on concrete roads.”

The county has previously filled holes in the highway with trad...

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