UDOT recently sent me a notice stating that they would be repaving the Van Winkle Expressway by my house in asphalt. Why continue to pave in asphalt when oil is at record highs? Asphalt is oil based, lasts three to four times less than concrete and takes five times more fuel per mile to lay.

Concrete is less prone to potholes, has a new lower cost relative to asphalt, is not subject to the volatile oil market and will decrease the pollution created by the machinery needed for paving.

We are setting precedent with new bridge installation techniques, let's set the trend for the next decade in road paving and be a greener state at the same time.

Tijs Limburg