3 p.m., Dec. 6
County will spend $2 million-plus on rubberized road treatments
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has voted in a unanimous decision to move forward with a plan to seek bids for resurfacing of roads in unincorporated areas of Encinitas as well as the rural communities of Boulevard, Borrego Springs, Jamul, Julian, Lincoln Acres, Pala, Twin Oaks and Wynola with “rubberized slurries,” a mix of traditional asphalt and recycled rubber compounds such as old car tires.
The slurries, according to the county’s News Center, not only extend the life of roadways but make them safer by increasing traction and aid the environment due to their cooling ability, which dissipates heat faster than traditional surfaces.
Initial expenditures are expected to top $2.1 million, and will cover a small portion of the 1,930 miles of road county public works crews maintain.