Simpson County is receiving grant funding for application of rubber-modified asphalt to roadways.

Simpson County’s $85,830 grant is part of up to $482,749 in grant funding awarded to six counties in the state for rubber-modified asphalt projects utilizing waste tires.

Simpson County Public Works Director Bobby Groves said the funds will be used for resurfacing on Loving Chapel Road this fall.

Groves said half of the road will be resurfaced with modified rubber asphalt and the other half with regular asphalt. He said the state will do a five-year comparison study on the two different types of resurfacing.

Other counties receiving grants include Hardin, Calloway, McLean, Butler and Green.

Governor Andy Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman announced awarding of the grants.

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