Permeable pavement remodels two-mile-long shared use path in Orlando

Total of 75,000 square feet of Porous Pave XL installed for permeable paving of the Westmoreland shared use path.

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Total of 75,000 square feet of Porous Pave XL installed for permeable paving of the Westmoreland shared use path.

GRANT, MICH. AND ORLANDO, FEB 19, 2018 -- Porous Pave, Inc. announced that 75,000 square feet of Porous Pave XL permeable pavement was installed by Permeable Coating Solutions, Inc. to complete the Westmoreland Shared Use Path in Orlando, Fla. The path extends for two miles along the east side of Westmoreland Drive, the main thoroughfare in Parramore, a neighborhood in the west-central area of downtown Orlando.

Porous Pave XL is a highly porous and durable pour-in-place paving material made from 50 percent recycled rubber chips and 50 percent kiln-dried aggregate mixed on site with a liquid binder.


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A two-mile-long shared use path in Orlando, Fla., is filled with Porous Pave permeable pavement; a highly porous and durable pour-in-place paving material made from 50 percent recycled rubber chips and 50 percent kiln-dried aggregate mixed on site.


The Shared Use Path creates a safe walking and biking route for students to travel to and from a local school. The path also serves the larger downtown city center, including Orlando City Stadium, the Downtown campus of the University of Central Florida and Valencia College.

The project required a permeable paving material because of poor drainage in the area and problems with stormwater runoff.

"Porous Pave was a good choice because of its high degree of porosity and the material's aesthetic qualities," said Clint Pletzer, PE, project manager, AVCON, Inc., the engineering and planning firm in charge of the project.

Sustainability is a primary focus of Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Green Works Orlando initiative, which aims to make the city one of the most environmentally-friendly communities in the nation. "Permeable paving supports the program's goals," said Lisa Henry, PE, CFM, streets and stormwater division manager for the city. "With its recycled rubber, Porous Pave is green, as well as permeable, and its durability contributes to lower life cycle costs."

For more information, visit www.porouspaveinc.com.

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