Tuesday 11 February 2020

Breedon Group resurfaces A92 road with recycled asphalt

Breedon Group resurfaces A92 road with recycled asphalt

Breedon Group has resurfaced a section of the A92 trunk road at Ladybank using recycled asphalt stripped from the same stretch of road.

Working in collaboration with Eurovia and BEAR Scotland on behalf of an investment made by Transport Scotland, the firm removed a kilometre stretch of the old road surface and then reprocessed it using an innovative technology called Recofoam.

The material was then returned to its original site where it was used as a base layer in the newly-resurfaced road.

The recycled ‘foam mix’ incorporates up to 85% recycled materials and is said to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by around 50%

Alan Mackenzie, Managing Director of Breedon Northern, said: "This is only the second time that the Recofoam technology has been used in Scotland and it has proven its value as the most sustainable way of reprocessing worn-out asphalt. It not only cuts emissions and reduces our environmental impact – both in the production process and through fewer truck journeys – but it also significantly reduces the need for hazardous waste landfill.

"We believe this is very much the future of sustainable road maintenance and we’re proud to be helping to pioneer this technology in Scotland."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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