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The City of San Marcos announced on November 26 that it has been awarded a $285,000 grant from the state CalRecycle rubberized-pavement grant program.

The funds will be used to cover a portion of the cost of a recently completed repaving project along San Marcos Boulevard — during the work, crews laid 6000 tons of a mixture of asphalt and shredded recycled car tires.

The rubberized asphalt, in addition to keeping thousands of used tires out of landfills, helps reduce road noise, shortens braking distances for drivers, has reduced maintenance costs and an extended lifespan, according to city management analyst Jonathan Urban.

(corrected 12/5, 4:00 p.m.)

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Visduh Nov. 29, 2013 @ 2 p.m.

Wow, a whopping six tons? That's about one load (oh, maybe two) in a typical dump truck. How much area did it cover? Maybe a strip one hundred feet long and twelve feet wide? Uh, something here doesn't make sense, Dave.


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