Recycled Tires Increase Longevity of Troup County, Georgia Road

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Recycled Tires Increase Longevity of Troup County, Georgia Road

Troup County Partners with The Ray to Identify Optimal Asphalt Mix for Tom Hall Parkway
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.@TheRayHighway and @TroupCoGov mixing recycled tires into asphalt to increase road durability/reduce road noise. http://bit.ly/2tzY6Mr

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Troup County, Georgia and The Ray are excited to announce that the Tom Hall Parkway paving project will use recycled tires mixed into the asphalt to increase road durability and reduce road noise.

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 1:30pm

CAMPAIGN: The Ray

CONTENT: Press Release

ATLANTA, July 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Troup County, Georgia and The Ray are excited to announce that the Tom Hall Parkway paving project will use recycled tires mixed into the asphalt to increase road durability and reduce road noise. The project will cover four lanes spanning one mile and use 3,280 tons of “rubberized” asphalt paving mix using rubber from scrap tires. The reuse of scrap tires reduces public health dangers such as tire fires and increased breeding grounds for mosquitos carrying disease.

Adding recycled tires to an asphalt mix comes at a 1.5% upfront cost increase, but extends the safe, useful life of the pavement by 15 to 20 percent.

This project is one of the first in the area. “With so many great things happening in Troup County, it is important for us to show our support for The Ray,” said Troup County Chairman Patrick Crews. “By using the recycled tire product in this road project, we are making two powerful statements. First, helping our environment by the use of this product is important to our citizens and this community.

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Contact

Valerie Bennett
+1 (770) 317-5858
Ray C. Anderson Foundation
Anna Cullen
+1 (404) 405-2685
The Ray
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CAMPAIGN: The Ray

CONTENT: Press Release