HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Transportation Commissioner James Redeker (REHD'-eh-kur) says he'll review whether it make sense to add rust inhibitors to the chemical road treatments used to clear ice on state roads and highways.
Redeker said Friday there currently isn't evidence suggesting rust inhibitors will help combat the corrosive nature of the road treatments. But he said the Department of Transportation is open to investigating the positive benefits as well as any potential harmful environmental impacts.
He said if there's a product that solves both issues, the agency would "be happy to use it."
The General Assembly's Transportation Committee on Friday heard testimony on a bill that would require DOT to analyze the corrosive effects of chemical road treatments on vehicles and highway infrastructure. Truckers, fire departments and motorists have complained about vehicle corrosion.
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