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2018 Street Resurfacing Program

CalRecycle Grant

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) provides the Rubberized Pavement Grant Program to promote markets for recycled-content surfacing products derived from waste tires generated in California and decrease the adverse environmental impacts created by unlawful disposal and stockpiling of waste tires.

In January 2017, CalRecycle approved $7.2 million in Rubberized Pavement Grant funding for 31 projects throughout the state. The City of Sacramento is one of the communities that has received grant funding for our 2018 resurfacing project.

The City of Sacramento was awarded $350,000 from CalRecycle for our 2018 rubberized chip seal resurfacing project. Rubberized chip seal combines ground waste tire rubber with traditional paving materials to create a safer, longer-lasting, quieter, and more cost-effective road surface.

The resurfacing involves an application of a hot rubberized asphalt binder on the existing pavement followed by a layer of specialized high strength aggregate rock. The binder material contains a minimum of 15 percent (by weight) of tire-derived crumb rubber per ton of rubberized binder. Only California-generated waste tires are used in the crumb rubber portion of the project

The hot rubberized binder has the ability to fill cracks and help bind and seal the existing pavement surface.  The aggregate rock is compacted into the asphalt binder and the excess rock is immediately swept up.  This type of resurfacing is more appropriate for lower-traffic roadways. It is estimated that about 500 waste tires per lane mile are used. 

The City of Sacramento estimates that approximately 12,000 - 15,000 waste tires were diverted from the waste stream and used in this chip seal resurfacing project. 


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