El Toro Road Pavement Rehabilitation Project
In October and November 2009, the City repaved El Toro Road eastbound, from the City’s border with Laguna Beach to just west of the intersection with Calle Sonora. The work involved removing several inches of existing pavement, installing a new asphalt base, and capping the base with two inches of rubberized asphalt, which provides for a smoother ride and less frequent repaving.
This project was partially funded through a grant received from the former California Integrated Waste Management Board, the functions of which are now a part of the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). A total of 8,097 used tires from California were recycled in the manufacture of the rubberized asphalt installed on the rehabilitated roadway. Remember the Department’s motto:
Zero Waste - Make It Happen!