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Pennsylvania pilot project to pave roadway with recycled plastic

October 14, 2021


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), along with other state agencies, this week highlighted a pilot project to pave part of a Ridley Creek State Park roadway with an asphalt and recycled plastic mixture.

The project, coordinated through PennDOT’s Strategic Recycling Program which is funded through the state’s Department of Environmental Protection, includes two quarter-mile roadway stretches surfaced with an asphalt/recycled-plastic mix. The material is intended to strengthen the roadway surface without leaching plastic material into the surrounding environment, according to a PennDOT press release.

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