Rubberised asphalt returns in US

ERJ staff report (RPN)

Rubber & Plastics News Editorial

Rubberised asphalt, the onetime pariah of state government officials and the road construction industry, is poised for a comeback-except it never was a hit in the first place.

In 1991, the federal government tried to cram the promising, if not proven, process of road building down the states’ throats, via the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act, better known as ISTEA.

The rule mandated the use of rubberised asphalt in federally funded pavement projects….

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