The M80 Upgrade - Sydney Road to Edgars Road is the first Australian freeway to use road surfacing material, Reconophalt, which contains content derived from soft plastics, glass and toner that would otherwise be sent to landfills or stockpiled.
Raphael Touzel, CPB Contractors Project Director said
“An important objective on this project was to use recycled materials, and with the support of our client Major Road Projects Victoria, we were able to achieve this and incorporate recycled products into each of our pavement layers”.
CPB Contractors is committed to delivering environmentally resilient places and positive legacies. “This is a great example of how CPB Contractors can connect communities and create a positive future through the delivery of its projects. We’re proud of the Australian innovation we were able to use to deliver this job and to see our collaborative efforts result in using this sustainable construction method,” adds Raphael.
Reconophalt is made up of a high-performance asphalt additive and was developed locally in Victoria by Downer in partnership with Close The Loop. Performance testing on the asphalt has reported up to 65% improvement in fatigue life and superior deformation resistance for withstanding heavy vehicular traffic.