Todd County Road Selected For Rubber-Modified Asphalt Project


Governor Andy Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman announced funding Monday that would provide rubber-modified asphalt for a road in Todd County using waste tires.

Todd County will receive over $156,500 for work on State Line Road. The road was selected because of its culverts, shoulders, and bases being in good condition.

The grant funding will be used for the application of asphalt overlay to county roads. Thin asphalt overlays using rubber-modified asphalt have been shown to reduce noise, are more resistant to cracking and rutting, and increase the life of the roadway by 7 to 10 years.

The funding for these projects comes from the Kentucky Waste Tire Trust Fund, which receives $2 from every new tire sold in the state.

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