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State Cash to Boost MTU Tires-Into-Pavement Project

An effort by Michigan Tech to develop a road paving process using rubber from scrap tires has been given a boost by the state of Michigan.

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has allocated more than $900,000 to help fund two projects that will use a dry process rubber modified asphalt overlay. 

One project will apply the mixture to 2.3 miles of Dixie Highway in Saginaw County, over an 80-year-old existing concrete surface. An additional six miles will be paved conventionally, to be used as a control comparison section.

The other will pave a one-mile section of Midland Road in Bay County.

The grants represent nearly half of $2 million in recently-announced EGLE projects that will help find new uses for old tires.

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