CONCORD, NH – New Hampshire’s Transportation Department is using a new approach and new equipment to use less salt to clean two major roads, according to the Web site Four new German-made spreaders are being used on Route 101 through Manchester and Bedford and on Interstate 93 from the Massachusetts state line to Manchester.

Road salt is mixed in the truck with a salt water solution, allowing the wet salt to cling to the pavement better and dissolve more quickly. That means salt isn’t wasted by bouncing off the road. The spreaders also allow road crews to cover more of the road surface, without having to ride near the center of the road.