North / South America
Granite Construction Places 1,000,000 tons WMA
Jul, 17 2012
Granite Construction Tops 1,000,000 ton Milestone using Environmentally-Friendly Asphalt Concrete Paving Material
(Watsonville, California) -- Granite Construction recently completed pavement reconstruction work for the California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”) using an environmentally-friendly warm-mix asphalt (“WMA”) technology. Granite worked with the Department of Transportation to successfully incorporate 136,548 tons of WMA on a 17-mile section of Interstate 5 near Sacramento, California.
This innovative technology allows asphalt to be produced, placed and compacted at temperatures fifty to one hundred degrees lower than those used for conventional hot-mix asphalt. At lower temperatures, this warm-mix method consumes less energy and generates fewer emissions than that of hot-mix asphalt.
Granite has utilized WMA in California and five other states. In total, Granite has placed over 1,000,000 tons of WMA. The company continues to work closely with state departments of transportation and municipalities to adopt permissive specifications that will allow more environmentally-friendly products to be used in construction projects.
Granite’s environmental vision is to lead the industry in sustainable and environmentally-responsible operations. By seeking and implementing technology and products such as warm-mix, Granite delivers enduring value to its communities, customers and other stakeholders.
Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Midcap Index, the FTSE KLD 400 Social Index and the Russell 2000 Index. Granite Construction Company, a wholly owned subsidiary, is one of the nation’s largest diversified heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction Company serves public- and private-sector clients through its offices and subsidiaries nationwide.
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