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Ohio County Fairground Uses Recycled Asphalt for Improvements

The Trumbull County Fair in Ohio is starting next week and, looking to make improvements, recycled asphalt is being used to make the area smoother for attendees.

July 7, 2023

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The Trumbull County Fair in Ohio is starting next week and, looking to make improvements, recycled asphalt is being used to make the area smoother for attendees.

On the verge of its 177th iteration, the Trumbull County Fair is using material leftover from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to repave the three main parking lots.

"This will definitely keep people coming in and out of the gates a lot safer, a lot easier," said Bud Rogers, a director of the Fair Board.

ODOT provided the material free of charge, after which the county processed it down as recycled asphalt.

"Many of our paving operations at the county require recycled asphalt material whether it is for our chip and seal type work, berm work, culvert installation," said County Engineer Randy Smith. "One of the byproducts as a result of processing the material is this finer material that you see out here in the parking lots today. The vast majority of the parking lots here at the fair this year have been upgraded with several inches, probably in excess of five thousand tons of material."

This isn’t the first-time recycled asphalt has been used in the area to make improvements. Previously, recycled asphalt has been used for roads that have been chipped, parking lots, parking facilities, the raising and lowering of area roads and more.

"I'm just so proud of Engineer Smith and what he's been able to do with this, it saves a lot of money and look at the good the public gets out of it," State Senator Sandra O'Brien said.

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