Rubber Makes the Road 010

Rubber Makes the Road 010

"The beauty of this project," says Abbey "is that we're using local resources in every phase."

Once the bales are arranged, bottom ash (a granular incombustible coal by-product similar to sand), donated by PPL Montour Plant (100% coal fired power plant) just two miles from Diehl Road, is spread by a bulldozer to fill the voids between the tires. Shale rock, also locally available, is then used to shape the surface into the desired crown.

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