Six South Australian councils have agreed to take part in a ground-breaking trial using crumb rubber derived from end of life truck tyres.
The agreement is between Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA), Topcoat Asphalt Contractors Pty. Ltd. (Topcoat Asphalt) and the cities of Mitcham, Port Adelaide Enfield, Campbelltown, West Torrens, Onkaparinga and Salisbury.
The SA Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is providing technical advice and is interested in the trial results. TSA has provided funding for the project which will see a special gap graded asphalt modified with crumb rubber replacing regular asphalt on a number of roads.
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