Ga. DOT amends road construction specs to allow rubberized asphalt

ERJ staff report (TB)

ATLANTA (March 28, 2012) – The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has amended the state’s road construction specifications to allow recycled tire rubber as an alternative to oil-based polymers in asphalt, according to a joint press release from the Georgia House of Representatives and Liberty Tire Recycling L.L.C.

Changing road specs to allow the use of rubberized asphalt in the state was a pet project of Rep. Randy Nix, R-69th District, according to the release. Rep. Nix fought successfully last year for renewal…

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