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Jul 19, 2010 6:49 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

UPDATE: Tire rubber asphalt to be tested in Colorado Springs

We've just learned this project has been delayed due to supply issues. It has not yet been rescheduled.

The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority and the City of Colorado Springs Street Division will begin testing tire rubber asphalt aggregates Tuesday on Voyager Parkway to determine durability and how smooth it is for motorists.

The test sections will extend along Voyager Parkway from the south side of the Ridgeline Drive intersection and from the north side of the Jet Stream Drive intersection. Since 2005, the City of Colorado Springs has used a total of 226 tons of liquid tire rubber from approximately 45,500 waste tires in its various paving programs.

The new aggregate test products are from two sources--slag from the steel mill in Pueblo and granite from near Canon City.

The Permeable Friction Course Terminal Blend Tire Rubber Asphalt will be 3/8 inch thick.

 

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