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Mago Construction Paving Asphalt on US60 Versailles Road

Info Graphic Promotes Recycling Roofing Shingles into Asphalt

Recycling shingles rather than dumping them in landfills actually saves the contractor and homeowner money. In some cases, it costs half as much to recycle shingles compared to the tipping fee costs at landfills. Even beyond the financial benefit, shingle recycling offers a boat-load of environmental benefits. Who knows, the next time you re-roof your house, your old asphalt shingles may become part of an area highway. The shingles off an average sized house supplies enough material to pave about 200 ft. of highway — pretty cool! Click here to see contact your local Kentucky contractor to see if they are currently taking roofing shingles.

Shingle Recycling - From the Roof to the Road

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Public Wants More Spending on Roads

A recent survey released by the Association of Manufacturers (AEM) found that more than three-quarters of Americans favor rebuilding or modernizing the nation’s transportation infrastructure. As the same time, about 60% were unaware that the 18.4 cents per gallon federal gas tax does not provide the money the Highway Trust Fund needs to stay solvent. The same issue is at play in state houses across the county, where many different plans are under consideration, ranging from gas tax increases to vehicle miles taxes to substituting sales taxes for gas taxes. Getting the public to understand the shortfalls in funding for the infrastructure projects they want and need remains a sticking point for the road construction industry. The National Asphalt Pavement Association Government Affairs Web page, www.AsphaltPavement.org/GovAffairs, has a section on MAP-21 reauthorization with information about the state of the Highway Trust Fund and transportation funding in general.

Jobs in the Asphalt Pavement Industry

We – the asphalt pavement industry – are leaders in the construction and maintenance of America’s road and highway transportation network. While asphalt pavements serve a national market, they are built by people who live and work in the areas that they serve. (more…)

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