Potential for Use of Discarded Tires in Highway Construction and Maintenance

Report No: 90-TAR6

Published in 1990

About the report:

A document prepared by Y. C. Robinson of the Department of Waste Management provides a broad view of the problems and considers some of the options available for establishing a Virginia strategy for disposing of or utilizing used tires discarded in the Commonwealth (1). One such option is the use of the tires in applications relating to highway construction and maintenance. This paper reviews the potential use of crumb or granulated rubber in transportation in greater detail and makes an initial evaluation of both potential advantages and problems in this area.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


Other Authors

Woodrow J. Halstead, Charles S. Hughes, P.E.

Last updated: December 27, 2023

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