Kenton County Public Works received a $155,116 Rubberized Asphalt Grant from the Kentucky Division of Waste Management for Staffordsburg Road from Visalia Road to Martin Road.
Rubber-modified asphalt involves amending standard asphalt with crumb rubber derived from recycled waste tires. Rubber-modified asphalt has benefits including increased skid resistance, increased road life, noise reduction, in addition to providing a valuable end use for recycled waste tires, the announcement said.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to deploy this unique, Rubber Modified Asphalt mix for the resurfacing of Staffordsburg Road in Kenton County,” County Engineer & Public Works Director Nick Hendrix said. “We believe our project is the ideal candidate for performance comparison against traditional asphalt mixes, and this grant will increase our resurfacing program by more than one mile.”
A start date for the project has not yet been finalized, but it is scheduled to be complete by June 2023. Residents living along Staffordsburg Road will be notified when the project is set to start.