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Lexington to test rubberized asphalt over 2,400-foot stretch of roadway on Southland Drive

In addition to new sidewalks, new trees and new art installations, Southland Drive will be getting something no other place in Lexington has — a 2,400-foot stretch of roadway using environmentally friendly rubberized asphalt. Rubberized asphalt consists of regular asphalt mixed with crumb rubber made from recycled tires. Asphalt rubber is the largest single market for ground rubber in the United...

Community recipients named for landscaping, walking trail grants from Waste Tire Trust Fund

The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today announced $309,946 in grant funding awards for landscaping, walking trails and pour-in-place surfacing projects that utilize recycled waste tires. The grants are from the Waste Tire Trust Fund, established by the 1998 Kentucky General Assembly to receive a $1 fee from each retail sale of a new tire in the state. The fund helps manage the approximately...

Grant funding available for counties to use recycled waste tires in asphalt paving projects

Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles G. Snavely announced that grant funding will be made available to counties for projects that use recycled Kentucky waste tires in rubber-modified asphalt paving projects. This grant can be used to fund either chip seal or thin asphalt overlay pavement projects. Counties may apply either for funding for up to 24,000 square yards of chip seal paving or...

Energy and Environment Cabinet seeking proposals for projects promoting use of recycled tires

The Energy and Environment Cabinet is now accepting grant proposals for projects that promote the use of recycled waste tires. This grant has been used to fund crumb rubber mulch for landscaping projects in recent years, but the cabinet is encouraging applicants to expand the scope of potential projects for this grant cycle.  In addition to landscaping mulch projects, the cabinet is seeking requests...