Coffee County will try a new pavement which incorporates old tires

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Frisco Community, Ala. (WDHN)—Later this year, a stretch of roadway along the Coffee-Dale county line will be re-paved.
A new type of asphalt will be used on Coffee County Road 110 in the “tiny” Frisco Community,
which will be closely monitored by state and national engineers.

Later this year, re-paving will take place along Coffee County Road 110 in the small
Frisco Community. County Engineer Marty Lentz says the Alabama Department of Environmental
Management has given its permission to use a new asphalt composition. “Old” tires pulverized into a
A fine powder that will be added to the “pavement mix”. It’s expected to “increase” the life of the roadway.

“With the rubber modified asphalt. This product is donated by a company Liberty Tire. A tire additive that will be evaluated over the next six years.”
beginning at the start of the 2021 fiscal year on October First, the county gas tax will “escalate”
from six-to-eight cents. It will bring in 777-thousand dollars for local road re-paving projects.

“Engineers hope the fine grain rubber mixed with the asphalt will extend the road for years to come,” according to Lentz.

Coffee County Commission Chairman, Dean Smith, says “11 million dollars in need, and we get between 500 and 700 thousand a year so you can see
what kind of challenge it is and we are just trying
to do the best we can.”

In the 2021 fiscal year, the county is planning road re-paving on county roads 420, 422, 423, and 248.

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