The City of Winnipeg expanded its testing of rubber asphalt material to pave an 800 metre stretch of Portage Avenue in 2009. This follows the laying of a 300 metre rubber asphalt pedestrian-bicycle path along Bishop Grandin Blvd. in 2008.
Reliable Tire Recycling provided the crumb rubber processed from nearly 1000 scrap tires that was mixed with regular asphalt for the Portage Avenue project. The use of rubber asphalt is being tested by the City of Winnipeg for increased surface longevity, vehicle noise reduction, and enhanced ice shedding. TSM will continue to work with stakeholders to develop future projects using materials derived from scrap tires.