The Owego Apalachin School District is showing off how it is recycling materials as work continues on its main artery, Sheldon Guile Boulevard.

The contractor on the project is re-using the asphalt and gravel under the existing roadway, saving money rather than trucking in new material.

Keystone Associates supervising engineer Peter Messner says normally gravel and asphalt are trucked away and new material brought in at a higher expense, as  much as 30%.

Rustin Paving Company of Syracuse is also working on the project and bid $500,000 for the job.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency budgeted $800,000.

Municipal leaders in Broome and Tioga Counties as well as Lockheed Martin officials have been invited to look over the project.


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