Another step was taken this week in actioning the 12 recommendations made by the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 Inquiry according to the Federal Government.

In an Australian-first, City of Adelaide has partnered with Downer to construct Australia’s first road made completely from recycled material.The recycled road is made up of reclaimed asphalt pavement from local streets and recycled vegetable oil.The asphalt mix was processed through Downer’s state-of-the-art asphalt plant in Wingfield, before being laid on Chatham Street in the city’s south west.Downer’s General Manager – Pavements, Stuart Billing, said the event demonstrates the importance of partnerships.

“Together with City of Adelaide, we have set a new benchmark in achieving sustainable solutions, The 100 percent recycled road saves up to 65 percent CO2e emissions when mixed at a lower temperature (warm mix asphalt), compared to standard asphalt made with virgin materials,” he said.“Our Australian-first 100 percent recycled asphalt is about 25 percent stronger than standard asphalt, which means it will be able to better resist deformation.”

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