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A Green Alternative & Recycling Both Used in I-95 Project

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BANGOR – The resurfacing project currently underway on a six-mile stretch of I-95 between Carmel and Hampden, Maine is utilizing Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA), a greener alternative to conventional asphalt paving, and will employ a process called Mill and Fill, which will result in recycling the old asphalt. The project is being performed by The Lane Construction Corporation located in Hermon.

The use of ECOBIT™ with SonneWarmix™ additive allows Lane Construction to lower the temperature at which the asphalt pavement material is produced by 40 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit & will allow for additional recycled materials to be used in newly placed pavement. This reduces fuel consumption and decreases the production of greenhouse gases. Approximately 12,000 tons of Warm Mix Asphalt will be used to re-pave the 5.91 miles of northbound I-95 between Carmel and Hampden.

According to Brian Raymond, Assistant Plant Manager of The Lane Construction Corporation, Warm Mix Asphalt is not only a greener alternative, it is easier for the contractor to work with because it improves workability, requires less time between the base and top course, and extends the paving season because it can be used in colder weather. Located in Bangor, ME, Down East Emulsions is the supplier of the ECOBIT™ Warm Mix Asphalt.

According to Brian Luce of the MDOT, “The Mill and Fill process being used for this project involves removing approximately 2 inches of existing asphalt pavement through a process called cold milling, and then replacing it with a suitable depth of new Warm Mix Asphalt. The asphalt that is removed is recycled and approx 15-20% will be reused in the newly placed pavement. With the reduction of greenhouse gases, increased recycled materials & lower placement temperatures, the project is truly a green alternative to conventional paving.”

Lane Construction and its partners are currently constructing the largest public-private partnership project in the United States, the I-495 Capital Beltway High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes in Virginia, valued at $1.8 billion. Lane is also currently repaving the Daytona International Speedway, with a completion date of January 1, 2011.

A titan in the heavy civil and transportation industries, The Lane Construction Corporation has been constructing quality highways, bridges, locks and dams, and mass transit and airport systems for its public and private customers for over 100 years. For more on Lane, log onto www.LaneConstruct.com.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Ronnie W. Simbari

Telephone Number: (207)249-8378

Website: http://www.LaneConstruction.com

Email: jimc@mccroskymarketing.com