Each year, the City of Agoura Hills each year resurfaces many of its streets as a means to keep road and highways in good physical condition. An annual program insures the streets are consistently maintained and provide safe and smooth driving conditions. The City's annual street resurfacing program assists with its goal to keep streets maintained at a minimum of 70 pavement concrete index (PCI).
For 2018-2019, the City completed approximately 12,000 feet of streets with new paving, with a one and half and two inch overlay of thickness. As part of its continuing effort to use recycled resources where it can, the City continued to participate in the Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC) Grant Program, through the CalRecycle (formerly the California Integrated Waste Management Board), and submitted an application in October 2015 for $14,216 in grant funds. In June of 2016 the City received funding from the CalRecycle, among many other cities. This grant funding ultimately reduced the use of gas tax and general funds monies that were used on this project. This grant funding ultimately encourages the use of RAC materials as a means to divert waste from landfills, prevent illegal tire dumping and promote markets for recycled tire content.
Based on the certification submitted by the RAC manufacturer, the quantity of crumb rubber used in the asphalt of this project was equivalent 11,081 passenger tires. This is 11,081 tires that ultimately did not end up on streets or highways or local landfills. The City continues its participation in the program and will conclude this grant cycle in April 2019.
The photo to the right is from one area in this year's resurfacing program.
The City wishes to acknowledge and the thank the CalRecycle for its assistance in funding this project.
For more information on the Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Use Grant program and other programs, you can visit the CalRecycle website by clicking here.