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Nov. 23, 2015 Eco-friendly pavement may fortify longevity of pathways

WSU Puyallup will be researching a new kind of permeable concrete with Boeing

A group of WSU students and faculty are working with Boeing and the Washington Stormwater Center to pave the way toward environmentally friendly roads and walkaways.

The group’s goal is to create a tougher permeable pavement able to withstand heavy traffic loads and still have the same filtering qualities as the traditional versions. Traditional permeable pavement does not wear well and can therefore not be used on roads such as highways.

According to John Stark, director of the Washington Stormwater Center, permeable pavement includes pervious concrete and porous asphalt.

Read the full article by Hannah Welzbacker, Evergreen reporter.