Open grade asphalt laid for Peninsula Link

Approximately three million cubic metres of earthworks is almost complete on the 27km route.
Boral is managing the production of 380,000 tonnes of asphalt at a temporary plant in Langwarrin. 
?The close location of the temporary plant to the project will minimise truck movements on local roads and ensure the asphalt is still hot when it reaches its final destination,? said the local MP for Frankston Geoff Shaw.
?Another good thing about the asphalt plant is that it has recycling capabilities allowing asphalt from old roads to be reused.?
Sixty staff will be employed at the new location.
The project is using open graded asphalt which enhances contact between tyres and the road, improving skid resistance and reducing the level of traffic noise from the freeway.
Abigroup, the construction company for Peninsula Link, expects to have the asphalt laid by the middle of this year and the Link is on track for completion in early 2013. 
Source: Statement by Hon Terry Mulder MP, Minister for Roads, Victoria

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