The Miller County Commission has put the skids on a proposal to use recycled shingles on county roads. The use of recycled asphalt shingles is a growing trend in road maintenance and has been shown in some studies to reduce dust and washboarding on gravel roads. Presiding Commissioner Tom Wright says it’s something they may consider in the future, but the time isn’t right for them to try it now.
Camden County Highway Administrator Lee Schuman had previously indicated that he’d like to try it on a couple of test roads. If that happens, the results could help shape future plans in Miller County.
The use of RAS composites, if they work locally, could result in cost-savings to the county due to high supply and reduced need for repairs.