macadamization


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mac·ad·am·ize

 (mə-kăd′ə-mīz′)
tr.v. mac·ad·am·ized, mac·ad·am·iz·ing, mac·ad·am·iz·es
To construct or pave (a road) with macadam.

mac·ad′am·i·za′tion (-ə-mĭ-zā′shən) n.
mac·ad′am·iz′er n.
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Macadamization of the roads to the foundries allowed owners to buy and transport fuels, at once releasing them from the "parsimony" of village-controlled wood supplies and providing the basis for the reorganization of the detail of the labor process (Banfield 1846, 142).
The authorities here said the bridge would be open for road users over the next three to four days as the macadamization of the road is almost complete.
It dealt with another petition from "various property holders on Nagley Street calling attention to its condition and requesting the same be graded and macadamised." On the same day the minutes recorded a resolution that the "government having appointed Commissioners to manage the Indian reserve" was "contrary to law." And further, it would be resolved that "as the [Songhees] reserve was within the City limits [it] ought by law and usage to be vested in the hands of the Corporation." (81) Alongside the seemingly banal calls for the building of infrastructure, roads, sewerage, and macadamization, the minutes frequently relate prohibition of the sale of liquor and gunpowder to Aboriginal peoples, their surveillance, and the management of Aboriginal space.
Macadamization was not introduced into Upper Canada until 1837, but because of expense, was applied only on the most important routes.