Rubber Makes the Road 008

Rubber Makes the Road 008

Most dirt roads are immediately adjacent to streams, making them the largest source of sedimentary pollution. When rainwater collects and travels in concentrated volumes, the unstable soil from the banks and ditches accumulates and descends into the nearby streams.

Abbey and his team understand the importance of an environmentally sensitive approach to road construction and maintenance. "Environmentally sensitive maintenance should be applied to every road corridor, not just dirt and gravel roads," Abbey explains. "We need to consider the impact that roads leave on the environment long after the engineering, design, and construction is complete. More money is spent on maintenance if we're not mindful from the beginning."

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