The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Energy and Environment Cabinet has announced that up to $500,000 in grant funding has been awarded to six Kentucky counties for rubber-modified asphalt projects utilizing crumb rubber manufactured from waste tires.
The grant funding will be used toward the application of chip seal to county roads. Chip seal is a road surface treatment that combines one or more layers of asphalt with one or more layers of fine aggregate, and can extend the life of a road up to eight years. The grants are funded by a $1 fee from each retail sale of a new tire in the state.
For more information, see this article published by the DEP Division of Waste Management.