In 2011, a section of County Highway 8 experienced an embankment slide near Silver Creek, an area dominated by red clay soil. In order to correct the slide, and prevent future sliding, Carlton County Highway staff installed Green Aggregate Fill (shredded, recycled tires) as part of the road bed reconstruction. Green Aggregate Fill put less weight on the road sub-grade compared to traditional soils.
In 2012, this section of road survived record flooding. To date the road’s condition remains suitable for driving as seen in the photograph below from May, 2013.