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Pavement Recycling

The Department of Aviation is a national leader in airfield pavement recycling. Pavement recycling began in 1999 with the reconstruction of Runway 9R-27L. Aviation contractors neatly cut the pavement into large slabs and placed them at a storage site proximate to the airfield. When future projects require the use of a large quantity of fill, the slabs will be demolished into smaller pieces for subsequent incorporation into the deepest areas of fill. Historically, the Department has recycled more than 675,000 tons of portland cement concrete and used recycled pavement in fill sections that were required for the Runway 10-28 and South Complex site preparation projects.

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