CalRecycle Rubberized Asphalt Project
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The City obtained a second $250,000 grant, to offset some of the cost to install rubberized asphalt concrete surface pavement during the reconstruction or rehabilitation of the City's heavily traveled streets. CalRecycle promotes and encourages cities to use Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC) surface pavement during reconstruction on arterial streets to recycle California waste tires. This helps the environment by utilizing the ground-up tire rubber in the pavement product rather than having the tires go into landfills.
The funding from CalRecycle, along with other state, county and city funding sources, is all part of the City's program to resurface full width streets and intersections following the repair of deteriorations including potholes, sunken areas and crumbling pavement. The final product provides the community with a street that will last 10 to 20 years.
CalRecycle's grants have given the City the opportunity to add RAC pavement to about 3-miles of arterial streets per year and divert approximately 24,000 waste tires per year that would otherwise be placed in landfills where they would remain forever. The City has found the RAC pavement mix to provide a quieter roadway for surrounding areas since it produces less hum from the vehicle tires. It also provides a more pleasant driving surface for the motorist.
To find out more about RAC and the State's Recycling Programs, please check out the CalRecycle website at http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/default.asp
A list of the current CalRecycle funded street segments are shown on the enclosed map.