August 13, 2013
RAF News presents a round-up of stories focused on rubberized asphalt from around the nation, including the use of rubberized asphalt by the Michigan Department of Transportation; an award-winning project in recognized San José, Calif.; and a remarkable prediction from a bygone era:
Many local drivers will be testing out a new type of asphalt that could be used throughout the rest of the state in future road projects. A new type of asphalt using crumb rubber was used during the construction on the stretch closest to Greenville, according to Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) spokesman John Richard.
The Greenroads Foundation, an independent nonprofit corporation that advances sustainability education and initiatives for transportation infrastructure, has recognized San José, Calif., for employing what the nonprofit says is an innovative and environmentally friendly paving technique to resurface two miles of the historic Monterey Road’s bumpiest segment with rubberized asphalt.
Highways are in a perpetual process of decay – rain and temperature extremes makes them crack and buckle, and constant traffic inevitably coaxes out axle-jarring potholes.