USED TIRES IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

A demonstration project (No. 37) has been presented in 20 states in which hot asphalt-vulcanized rubber paving material usage is promoted. The material, which can be applied as a seal coat, may also be used as an interlayer and will reduce certain types of reflective cracking in bituminous pavements. Discarded automobile tires may be used and so alleviate the national scrap tire problem. A contract has been signed in Texas for a 5-mile seal coating project, and combination seal coat/interlayer construction project is planned in Utah. Any state deciding to construct and evaluate a project may receive assistance from the Demonstration Projects Division of the Federal Highway Administration.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Publications and Visual Aids, Office of Managemt Systems, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Accession Number: 00139347
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM