The Dickinson County Road Commission will use recycled glass and tires from across the U.P., compared to standard asphalt, to redo two sections south of Vulcan going toward the Menominee County line.
“The rubber from tires is actually a really good material to work with asphalt. They like each other because they are both from petroleum oil,” said Zhanping You.
Zhanping You (CEGE/MTTI) is the principal investigator (PI) on a project that has received a $100,000 research and development grant from the Dickinson County Road Commission.
The project is titled “Tire Rubber Asphalt and Recycled Glass for County Road Paving.”
Qingli Dai (CEGE/MTTI) is a co-PI on this potential 22-month project.