7,500 Tires Recycled in Resurfacing Project on Willow Street
2012-05-02 · By Editor
“This project is yet another example of how we’re improving our infrastructure and investing in our future,” Mayor Bob Foster said.
The work consisted of resurfacing the pavement; replacing damaged curbs and gutters, driveways, alley entrances and sidewalks; reconstructing areas of deteriorated pavement; installing pavement markers, markings, traffic striping, signing and curb paint; and trimming trees and shaving roots.
“Repairing this important road is great for the community,” said Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, who represents the 5th District. “Now we can all enjoy a smoother ride, wherever we are headed.”
The $760,910 project was financed with Proposition C funds, and created 10 jobs. Construction began in January 2012 and was completed in April.
The street was resurfaced with asphalt containing up to 15 percent recycled material. Approximately 1,896 tons of road base made from recycled concrete, rock, sand and asphalt was used on this project, and all concrete work included recycled waste ash, diverting these materials from our landfills. An estimated 7,500 tires were recycled through the use of rubberized asphalt in this project.
Approximately 1,696 tons of asphalt was removed, and will be recycled into new asphalt or used as base material on other street projects.