As the Watchdog ambles through town, he keeps his nose down. But those canine eyes continuously dart about in search of something edible, or at least interesting.
And he’s noticed something new in Overland Park: pavement that positively sparkles. He’s seen it on 83rd Street and several other spots.
Could the streets of this fair city be paved with … diamonds?
Not diamonds. Not gold either.
Wayne Gudenkauf, supervisory civil engineer in the city’s public works department, said granite was used instead of limestone for this year’s “chip seal” resurfacing program.
“Granite is harder than limestone and should provide a longer-lasting surface treatment. It is less expensive than the bid we received for limestone for the 2012 chip seal program,” Gudenkauf said.
Overland Park specified the material, he said, and other cities have been asking about it.
The Watchdog asks his fans to finish this song: Twinkle, twinkle little street…
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