The use of magnesium chloride in industries has become very common due to its diverse applications. One notable use is in the control of dust in roads and the prevention of soil erosion. It works through control of moisture since it is capable of holding water molecules. Its application in road stabilization is aimed at keeping roads dry to protect gravel, which in turn would reduce maintenance costs required due to gravel break off. The benefits of the compound in the transport sector are incredible judging from its use as an element for clearing ice from highways. It can be applied in different forms, which include spreading to prevent ice formation, and snow from sticking on pavements. It can also be mixed with salt to clear formed ice.