rubberized asphalt copyWEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (8/5/17) — Webster County was one of six Kentucky counties awarded grant funding for rubber-modified asphalt projects from the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management.

The EEC in Frankfort made the announcement Friday that Webster, Butler, Green, Hancock and Marion counties along with Louisville Metro will share the $465,753 based their actual project costs.

State officials reported other states that use the rubber-modified asphalt found it outperforms standard asphalt, and using readily available processed tire material is comparable in cost.

EEC Secretary Charles Snavely said the cabinet is pleased to support the Rubber-Modified Asphalt Grant.

“This program not only promotes market development for recycled Kentucky waste tires, but also assists with funding for improvements to their roadways, and with a product that may prove superior to standard asphalt in some applications,” he said.

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 millions of scrap tires generated in Kentucky each year and promotes market development for recycled tire products.

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