County Takes Green Approach to Roadbuilding

The Guadalupe County Road and Bridge department is installing a new kind of roadbed on a section of Elm Creek Road using recycled tires to test a road building process that could save thousands in installation and maintenance costs. The tires hold crushed rock together in a compressed “Mechanical Concrete” engineers believe will carry much heavier loads than traditional county roads and enable the roadways and ditches to last much longer than before.

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