By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Pennsylvania businessman requested Thursday that the Berkeley County Commissioners join him in developing a pilot project that would involve using old tires to build roads in the county.
Denzil Bailey, who appeared before the Jefferson County Commissioners last year about a tire recycling plan, said the process would involve using old tires as a base for roads.
Bailey said his processed rubber product would hold road foundations in place more effectively than conventional methods, and potholes in roads would be almost eliminated. Bailey said the project would involve a portable unit that would process the tires into road material. The road material would largely retain the orginal shape of the tire, Bailey said.