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Uncovering the Benefits of Cold-in-Place Recycling
Yes, big yellow construction machines build the highways you travel every day. But there are also machines that help get you home safely.
Wirtgen Group, a John Deere company, specializes in innovative roadbuilding like cold-in-place recycling, a unique road-rebuilding method that reduces environmental impact.
“Cold-in-place recycling is a sustainable form of road rehabilitation because it reuses the existing material and avoids most transports to a job site,” says Günter Hähn, senior vice president business development at Wirtgen Group. “It reduces CO2 emissions by up to 60% and overall costs by up to 50%.”
Cold-in-Place in Action
The Californian city of San José has been using cold recycling to rebuild its roads for the past ten years.
A typical construction project for the city is around 26-line miles. Using Wirtgen Group’s cold-in-place technology, the traffic on the project is reduced from 30 to 5 trucks and working days from 70 to 27.
We find it’s a great investment for our taxpayers from a lot of sustainability reasons.
“It saves us a lot of time and energy in hauling waste asphalt, and it allows us to just continue on our operations and have the road be usable,” said Rick Scott, City of San Jose, Deputy Director, Department of Transportation. “We find it’s a great investment for our taxpayers from a lot of sustainability reasons.”