It’s a RAP – Recycled material saves money, helps create safer road

Roads & Bridges February 2011

Using recycled material is obviously good for the environment and saves money.  But in the case of Illinois Highway 1, in Christian County, it also helped create a cleaner and safer road. For its extensive use of recycled material, the project won one of the 2010 ROADS & BRIDGES/ARRA recycling awards.
The rural highway had the highest average daily traffic (ADT) in the county, at around 3,500 vehicles per day. And much of that traffic consisted of heavy trucks traveling to and from a nearby
limestone quarry.

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