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Completed Projects

Each year, ARTS grants are awarded to municipalities and public works agencies in South Carolina for the use of rubberized asphalt and crumb rubber in their Civil Engineering applications. The following projects have been completed to date. Specific information about each of these projects is listed below. A total of 40 projects have been awarded, 24 of which have been completed. To view information about the projects completed, see our Current Projects page.

Visit our Grant Application page for details about how to apply for an ARTS grant.

Anderson County 1
This three-part project involved placing rubber modified asphalt surface course on Michelin Boulevard near the Anderson County Airport and the new Michelin Tire Facility. The first part, referred to as Phases I and II of the project, included approximately 10,500 tons of rubberized mix, in four sections of roadway (each of which is indicated on the photos page). Approximately 12,600 scrap tires were used.

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Phases I-II Summary Report

Anderson County 2
The second part (referred to as Phase III) involved 4,000 tons of rubber modified asphalt. A total of approximately 4,800 scrap tires were utilized.

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Phase III Summary Report

Anderson County 3
In the third part (referred to as Phase IV), 1.5 miles of Anderson County's Michelin Blvd were paved using approximately 6,100 tons of rubberized HMA and 7,300 scrap tires. This marked the final phase of the Michelin Blvd project.

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ARTS Lab Demo Areas
Various applications for crumb rubber were used in the construction of the building that houses the ARTS research laboratory and office space. These applications include: a septic tank drain field, landscape bedding, a crumb-rubber infill system demo area (can be used for playgrounds or sports surfaces), and of course, asphalt rubber pavement for the parking lot and driveways. The rubberized pavement included both the intermediate and surface courses. Approximately 250 scrap tires were used in the paving and other applications.

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Berkeley County (Berkeley High School)
This project involved installing crumb rubber topdressing on a natural turf grass athletic practice field at Berkeley High School located in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. As a top dressing, crumb rubber rests in the crown of the grass protecting the grass plant from tearing when athletes play on it. As the crumb rubber works down into the thatch and the soil surrounding the roots, it acts as a partitioning agent allowing the grass plant to grow rapidly and to become stronger. This reduces wear and tear on the field, which reduces maintenance costs through reduced need for re-seeding or re-sodding. Additionally, the athletes benefit from the cushioning effect of the rubber, which is not as hard on their muscles and joints as traditional turf and results in fewer lower body injuries. This particular turf grass topdressing project covered an approximately 57,000-square-foot athletic field and consumed approximately 7,500 tires.

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City of Clemson
A 2,500 square foot pour-in-place playground surface made of recycled tires was constructed at Ashley Dearing Park in the City of Clemson. Approximately 1,700 scrap tires were utilized.

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City of Mullins
This project involved using recycled-tire, pour-in-place playground surfacing at five separate facilities in the City of Mullins. Approximately 5,800 scrap tires were utilized.

North Mullins Primary School used 3,953 square feet
McCormick Elementary School used 593 square feet
Miles Recreation Center used 896 square feet
Palmetto Elementary School used 1,640 square feet
Mullins High School used 1,450 square feet

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Clemson Outdoor Lab
This project involved paving the access road for Clemson Outdoor Laboratory with approximately 600 tons of rubberized mix using about 800 scrap tires. This project was done as an addition to the South Carolina Botanical Garden project.

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Dillon County 1
Approximately 1.5 miles of roads in various locations around Dillon County were paved using 1,900 tons of rubberized HMA surface course and 2,300 scrap tires.

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Greenville County 1
This project involved resurfacing about 4 miles of roadways in Greenville County. Roads paved included portions of Ansel School Road, Slatton Shoals Road, West Golden Strip, and Adams Mill Road. This project utilized about 6,200 tons of rubberized asphalt containing about 7,200 scrap tires.

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Horry County Solid Waste Authority
An access road to a recycling site was paved with 125 tons of rubberized asphalt. Approximately 150 scrap tires were utilized.

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Horry/Georgetown Technical College
This project will involve resurfacing parking lots at the college using 4,000 tons of rubberized asphalt. Approximately 4,800 scrap tires were utilized.

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Pickens County School District
Rubberized asphalt projects included bus ramps, parking areas and activity areas at Hagood Elementary, Central Elementary, Daniel High, Liberty High and Clemson Elementary. In total, the various projects amounted to approximately 2,600 tons of rubberized asphalt using about 3,100 scrap tires.

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Summary Report

Miracle League: Greenwood
An existing baseball/softball field in the City of Greenwood was resurfaced with Sofscape pavers in order to provide a safety surface that meets or exceeds all ADA requirements for physically and mentally challenged children to participate in sporting events. The Sofscape pavers used on this project are made of 95% recycled tires. The resurfaced area is 17,000 square feet and utilized approximately 11,000 scrap tires.

Miracle League/City of Mauldin
An existing 23,000-square-foot baseball/softball field in Mauldin was resurfaced with recycled rubber Sofscape pavers in order to provide a safety surface that meets or exceeds ADA requirements for physically and mentally-challenged children to participate in sporting events. The pavers consist of 95% recycled tires, and approximately 15,000 scrap tires were utilized.

Richland County
Approximately 4 miles of roads in various locations within the County were resurfaced with approximately 5,700 tons of rubber-modified (R-M) asphalt surface course. Approximately 6,800 scrap tires were utilized.

South Aiken High School
This project involved the construction of a 5,400-square-yard recycled-rubber running track at South Aiken High School that predominantly serves South Aiken High School, but is also being utilized for regional, playoff, and potentially state-level track meets. All recycled scrap tire material used for this project was processed by Rubber Recovery, Inc., a tire processing facility in Moncks Corner, SC.

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SC Army National Guard
A one-mile long access road/training track located at Fort Jackson in Columbia was resurfaced with approximately 650 tons of rubber-modified asphalt surface course. Approximately 775 scrap tires were utilized.

SCDOT Charleston
This project placed a rubber-modified Stress Absorbing Membrane Interlayer (SAMI) on portions of US Highway 17 and US Highway 52 (Rivers Avenue) in Charleston County. The section on Hwy. 17 in Awenda consists of 52,800 square yards of SAMI placed over a milled asphalt pavement surface. This 1.5-mile long portion of Hwy. 17 is a 4-lane divided highway with heavy traffic and an estimated average daily traffic count of 25,000. The section on Hwy. 52 in North Charleston, also known as Rivers Avenue, consists of 88,704 square yards of SAMI placed over two types of surfaces – concrete pavement and milled asphalt pavement. Approximately 17,000 scrap tires were utilized for the whole project. This 2.2-mile long portion of Hwy. 52 is mostly 6 lanes, but has a few 8-lane segments. It is also considered a heavy traffic roadway with an estimated daily traffic count of 31,000.

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SCDOT Dreher Shoals Road
Approximately 1.8 miles of an existing section of Dreher Shoals Road in the Irmo area of Lexington County was resurfaced with approximately 3,000 tons of rubber-modified hot mix asphalt (R-M HMA). The R-M HMA was a Surface Type C mix made with asphalt binder that had been modified with 10% crumb rubber made from ground scrap tires.

Approximately 3,800 scrap tires were utilized on this project (a little more than 1,000 tires per lane-mile of pavement).

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SCDOT Florence
This project involved placing a rubber-modified Stress Absorbing Membrane Interlayer (SAMI) on 2.5 lane-miles of Eastbound Interstate 20 in Florence County. The sections consisted of approximately 17,600 square yards of SAMI placed over an existing concrete pavement surface. The sections include both travel lanes of Eastbound I-20 between mile markers 135 and 137. Over 2,100 scrap tires were utilized on this project.

SCDOT Newberry
A portion of US Highway 76 in the Little Mountain area of Newberry County from Highway 773 to the Lexington County Line was paved using conventional HMA surface course placed over a rubber-modified Stress Absorbing Membrane Interlayer (SAMI). In total, 63,200 sy of SAMI containing approxomately 7,600 scrap tires was used.

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SCDOT Williamsburg
A portion of US Highway 261 in Williamsburg County was paved using two different rubber-modified asphalt applications. The first was a rubber-modified Stress Absorbing Membrane Interlayer (SAMI) and the second was the standard ARTS rubber-modified asphalt pavement surface course. In total, 30,500 sy of SAMI and 6,200 tons of surface course were used containing 11,100 scrap tires.

South Carolina Botanical Garden
Asphalt rubber pavements were installed on several miles of one and two-lane roads within the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Approximately 2,300 tons of rubberized asphalt using about 2,800 scrap tires were placed.

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Town of Kingstree
A newly-constructed recreation path in downtown Kingstree was surfaced with approximately 260 tons of rubber-modified asphalt surface course. Approximately 300 scrap tires were used.

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