The heavy rains and strong winds that struck California in January, dubbed "bomb cyclones," caused severe devastation in many parts of the state, taking lives and destroying and damaging homes and businesses. The storm also directly impacted the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) highway and bridge network and many local roads and bridges.
Granite Construction developed a recycled asphalt pavement mix that replaces virgin binder, a petroleum product, with post-consumer plastics. A prototype parking lot uses the plastic equivalent of 1.8 million single-use bags and approximately 530 tons of RAP.
Construction Sustainability Manager Raven Adams and the University of Nevada Reno Professor Adam Hand made the case for asphalt pavement and infrastructure construction companies to develop a sustainability program, and how to approach this challenge at World of Asphalt 2022.
In coordination with SBCAG and Caltrans, Granite Construction is reducing truck traffic, fuel consumption, emissions, water, taxpayer dollars & waste by mixing concrete on-site at the North Padaro Interchange.
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