Recovery Blog

Photo of the Week – Laying Permeable Pavers

Posted in Photo of the Week, Recovery Projects/Awards by Recovery.gov on May 16, 2011
Parking Lot Pavers

Contributed to the Recovery.gov Flickr Group by: CUMTD

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD) received ARRA funds to provide the Administration and Operations headquarters with a much needed make-over. A 40-year old HVAC system was replaced with geothermal. The patched and pot-holed parking lot was repaved with permeable pavers that allow ground water to sift through the earth and eliminate puddles of water and salt. And the third project, fixed and replaced the sinking roof with an environmentally friendly white roof!

To see more photos of Recovery projects or add your own photos, visit the Recovery.gov Flickr Group.

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  1. Jenny said, on August 22, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I’m constantly in awe of what an amazing job our country does. This image is absolutely beautiful and will be more so once the project is done.

  2. Tro choi thoi trang said, on September 4, 2011 at 6:32 am

    when this project done. it will bring value to the community. It’s a beautiful photo…

  3. Brian said, on September 6, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    How sturdy are the paving stones? Can heavy equipment drive over them? They would be great in my drive way. What’s the cost on those?

    • Lisa Johnson said, on October 19, 2011 at 12:59 am

      They look sturdy, but I would be careful putting them in a driveway. It is really hard to know how much they can take.

  4. Dave Fotoboek said, on November 2, 2011 at 8:13 am

    It looks very nice. It’s definitely an improvement. I think the color of the paving stones look very nice. Is there already a picture of the end result?

  5. Garment Management System said, on July 18, 2012 at 6:55 am

    This photos is amazing.
    Thanks for sharing.


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