Roads & Bridges ARRA Recycling Award

Peter’s Bros. Construction Ltd. – Martec’s long term customer and a partner in British Columbia, Canada – has received the prestigious 2009 Roads & Bridges/Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association (ARRA) Award in Hot In-place Recycling category.

Peter’s Bros. has been the owner & operator of Martec’s AR2000 Super Recycler train for the past 15 years.  The company successfully recycled millions of square meters of deteriorated asphalt pavement in various regions of British Columbia but even for them a completion of a particular project last summer – the one that is now titled “HIR Project of the Year” – was a challenge.

Congratulations to Peter’s Bros. and gratitude to the ARRA for recognizing excellent results of the HIR technology application in British Columbia, Canada!

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We are glad to share with our visitors an impressive description of Peter’s Bros. Construction Ltd.’s HIR Project of The Year as follows:

Location: Highway N16, Central British Columbia, Canada
Project Length (feet): 211,200 feet (40 miles, with the recycled area of approximately  2,691,000 sq feet)
% Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Used: 100
Milling depth of cut (inches): 2
Cost savings by recycling ($): US$1,719,690 (CAN$2,000,000.00) over conventional Mill & Fill
Recycling Type: Hot In-Place Recycling
Start Date: June 1, 2008
Finish Date: August 12, 2008
Project challenges: 25 year old road; alligated, very poor old asphalt;  20%-25% admix was required; mountainous region; remote location;  rainy and cold days during the project execution, with average minimum ambient temperature ranging from 3.8°C (38.8°F) in June to  5.7°C (42.3°F) in August.