Local agencies to demonstrate on-site asphalt reuse

‘In Place Recycling’ has environmental benefits for repaving

[caption id="attachment_27257" align="alignright" width="360" caption="A CIR “train” repaves Rt. 36 near Chester, California."][/caption]

CITY OF NAPA, SONOMA COUNTY – The city of Napa and Sonoma County transportation departments have teamed up to sell an ultra-green, inexpensive way of repaving roads to Bay Area transportation agencies.

With the degeneration of county roads in the news the timing couldn’t be better for a demonstration of Cold In Place Recycling, a repaving technology that grinds up and reuses existing road aggregates and asphalt.

The joint project is funded by a $2 million grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Climate Initiatives Program.

“We got a lot less than we asked for,” said Sonoma County pavement preservation manager Stephen Urbanek, “but it’s enough to get pavement management issues into the conversation when it comes to greenhouse gas reduction.”

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