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What does the state do with the pavement from highways when repaving?

Ken Little
StarNews

Road-paving crews work on the 6200 block of East Oak Island Drive Wednesday, October 25, 2006. Photo by MATT BORN / WILMINGTON STAR-NEWS

Q. What does the state do with the pavement that is removed from the highways when repaving a local road such as U.S. 74 in Brunswick and Columbus counties?

A. When a contractor is required to mill a section of roadway, either for patching or milling or for filling-resurfacing, “the material is taken back to the contractor’s asphalt plant (and) the millings are then utilized in future asphalt mixes,” said Anthony Law, N.C. Department of Transportation District 3 engineer.

RELATED LINKS:

Why did DOT only partially repave parts of U.S. 17 and U.S. 74/76 in northern Brunswick?

Why is the DOT digging holes on 74/76 between Leland and Riegelwood?

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