Clio Uses Tires, State Grant to Repave Streets

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CLIO, Mich. (AP) -- A small Michigan city repaved a dozen streets last week with recycled tires and funding from a state environmental grant.

The Flint Journal reports that money for the repaving in Clio came from grants from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's Scrap Tire Market Development program. The program reimburses up to 50 percent of construction costs for repaving projects. The city pays for engineering.

City Administrator Eric Wiederhold says Clio received grants totaling $281,297 for the street work using asphalt mix that included 2,600 recycled tires. The newly paved streets have a life expectancy of 15 years, but proper maintenance could extend that.

The city was also awarded a $101,500 grant for work next year.

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