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Whately Park and Ride Porous Pavement, January 2013Another MassDOT GreenDOT success story is showcased at the Park and Ride facility in Whately- a porous pavement surface to reduce stormwater runoff.  

The Highway Division used a warm mix asphalt to construct the porous pavement in the parking areas.   This simple change achieves GreenDOT goals by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and stormwater volumes.

The porous pavement requires less energy to produce than conventional asphalt, and its manufacture and installation results in lower greenhouse gas emissions.  Whately GreenDOT Sign, January 2013Porous pavement reduces stormwater runoff by allowing rain falling on the pavement to penetrate the surface, reducing the need for traditional stormwater treatment that can be costly and unsightly.

This is especially appropriate at a Park and Ride lot providing customers with transit connections and car pooling that reduce emissions and save time and money.

Customers and visitors to the Whately Park and Ride can check out the sign and learn more about the innovative green construction techniques used that demonstrate MassDOT’s GreenDOT commitment.

Visit GreenDOT on the web to view the Implementation Plan.

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