All you want to know about GREEN ASPHALT

Jon Otto and his road team have been looking into the possibility of a better surface for our roads.  In mid-April four of our residents made a road trip to see examples of Green Asphalt as installed by Tucson Asphalt Contractors.  Jon has prepared a summary that is so good, complete with pictures, that it might have saved three of them the effort – it’s been added to the website for everyone to have a look at.  Just click here: GreenAsphaltTrip_2018_04_13

 

3 thoughts on “All you want to know about GREEN ASPHALT

  1. Ray

    This title “All you want to know about Green Asphalt”, seems to be LONG on positives and SHORT on negatives. Margrita brings up some very salient points, namely the increased “Heat” from the “blacker than black” Green asphalt, the difficulty presented to walkers because of the increased heat for their feet, and the lack of desert-like appearance that we now enjoy with the chip surface.  For that reason alone, I’m glad that the three others made the exploratory trip. Beyond that – Tucson Asphalt, in their literature, brings up a litany of “Savings” from the Green Asphalt procedures, most of which are savings in production and application costs. SO WHY SHOULD IT COST US MORE THAN DOUBLE THE CHIP SEAL  APPLICATION FOR OUR ROADS??????         And why is our cost estimated at  $13/sq yd as opposed to the chart which suggests $8-9/sq yd? These are questions not answered in this literature.  We did a chip seal resurface last time, as opposed to the poly seal that was done in III, because of the desert-like appearance afforded by the chip surface. Why are we now exploring a “blacker than black” surface which contradicts our previous priorities? I – for one – am opposed to the resurfacing with the Green Asphalt and hope that many others will feel, as Margrita and I do, that it would be deleterious to the appearance of our neighborhood and to those who regularly walk the roads for exercise. Regards., Ray Podwika From: La Canada Desert Homes I To: rpodwika@sbcglobal.net Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:30 AM Subject: [New post] All you want to know about GREEN ASPHALT #yiv5073995824 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv5073995824 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv5073995824 a.yiv5073995824primaryactionlink:link, #yiv5073995824 a.yiv5073995824primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv5073995824 a.yiv5073995824primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv5073995824 a.yiv5073995824primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv5073995824 WordPress.com | kbalmer posted: “Jon Otto and his road team have been looking into the possibility of a better surface for our roads.  In mid-April four of our residents made a road trip to see examples of Green Asphalt as installed by Tucson Asphalt Contractors.  Jon has prepared a summ” | |

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  2. Fair Sobel

    One of the beautiful aspects of our neighborhood is the similarity of our roads to the desert next to it. It almost seems as if our roads aren’t noticeable at all. And isn’t that what we’d all like to live with? To drive into a neighborhood that has black roads is an assault upon the senses. Our neighborhood is beautiful, and different from others which, I think, is one of the reasons we bought here. Let’s leave it as beautiful as it is. We, for two, vote no to the “Greening” of our roads.

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