Written by Alyssa Burley.
Granite Construction Company, one of the largest diversified heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers in the United States and Project Cornerstone supporter, was spotted laying asphalt at the San Diego International Airport on Friday, February 13, 2015.
Asphalt is made from construction aggregates (i.e., sand, gravel and crushed stone) and asphalt cement. It's durable and 100% recyclable.
Did you know?
- Of the 2.27 million miles of paved roads in the US, 94% is surfaced with asphalt, including 65% of the interstate system.
- The U.S. recycles about 2 million ton of plastic a year while recycling and reusing over 60 million tons of asphalt.
- Research in the U.S. and Europe shows that quiet asphalt reduces highway noise by 3 to 5 dB(A) and more.