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The project entails preventative maintenance on 19.6 miles of pavement on roads in unincorporated areas of Marin County. This will initially address Fallon Two Rock Road near Tomales in West Marin, as well as several connected roads in the vicinity, and Platform Bridge Road in Point Reyes. The remaining roads for the project, which are in Black Point, Green Point, Upper Lucas Valley and western Novato, will be addressed in the spring to avoid potential winter weather.
The rubberized pavement is a proven road paving material that has been used in California since the 1970s. It is made by blending recycled tire rubber with asphalt binder which is then mixed with conventional aggregate materials. This can be done on projects that meet the technical specifications of the alternative material. By cutting down on the need of new materials, rubberized pavement reduces the negative environmental impacts that are commonly associated with standard pavement treatments.
The $2 million project will utilize recycled tires as one of the materials for the road sealant process. DPW was awarded a $250,000 rubberized pavement grant through the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) for this eco-friendly approach. The remainder of the funding comes from the County’s Road and Bridge Rehabilitation fund.
The work will require single-lane access on Platform Bridge Road for one work day, during which the traffic flow will be controlled by flaggers and a pilot vehicle. In the Tomales area, roads will be closed for one work day with detours. Notice will be provided to residents in proximity of work sites along with contact information for property owners to coordinate essential trips on the closure day.
- The project will initially work on Fallon Two Rock Road near Tomales in West Marin, as well as several connected roads in the vicinity, and Platform Bridge Road in Point Reyes.
- The project will wrap up some remaining work in Tomales and will address roads in Black Point, Green Point, Upper Lucas Valley and western Novato.