Old Asphalt Used for New Roads

EUGENE, Ore. — Green technology is helping construction crews use our old roads to pave the way for the new ones.

This is part of the project to rebuild Lorane Highway in south Eugene.

Crews tear up the old road, and then they add new concrete to the ground-up surface, which makes the road stronger. They top it off with a fresh layer of asphalt. The entire process is called the full-depth reclamation project.

“A lot less natural resources are used because we’re not hauling material off site, the trucking and the material is re-used in place, and then there’s also time saving in the inconvenience to the public,” said Katie Marwitz, Project Manager.

The City of Eugene says it has been using this recycling project for a few years.

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