Going by the calculations of the Chennai Corporation, each square metre of road laid with bituminous macadam costs the civic body Rs.450.
Its fertile soil was seeded in shame with concrete and macadam , and what grew were traffic lanes and cities like Plainfield, hot and steamy in the month of July.
In the absence of surface dressing, dense bitumen macadam tends to polish and become dangerous.
The dense bitumen macadam surface, in the absence of any other dressing, tends to polish and became dangerous, particularly after rain.
The result was that in 1906, Eltham became the first town in New Zealand to have a tarred macadam (tar-sealed) street.
The dust clouds raised by cars were still asphyxiating, but macadam was slowly bringing relief.
Some stall floors are macadam and stone dust with bedding over top.
In 1906 Eltham's Bridge Street and High Street became the first tarred macadam (tar-sealed) roads in New Zealand.
Thanks to balky local governments, the full length was not finally surfaced with concrete or macadam until 1937.
Paving was usually done with asphalt or macadam , though brick paving blocks were also used.