Hales Sand & Gravel recently completed the SR-24; Sand Ledge to Koosharem Turnoff Project in Central Utah. This 11-mile project, located in the beautiful Koosharem Valley and adjacent to Koosharem Reservoir, required updating the shoulders and widening the roadway to improve and provide safer mobility for travelers.
Crews performed a Cold-In-Place Recycle (CIP) process, which requires the existing asphalt to be removed, milled, and then transported to a pugmill where lime and emulsion are added to the tailings. These tailings are then placed back on the ground, transferred back into the paver by the paving crew, and then placed on the roadway and compacted.
Once the CIP process was complete, crews placed 16,000 Tons of Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA) on top of the recycled surface, restoring and extending the life of the roadway.
“The best part of this project was that everyone was kept safe with no incidents. There were weather challenges with afternoon monsoonal storms, but our teams and crews worked through them, and we had some very successful days and great tonnages. We want to thank everyone involved for the early mornings and long days that were put in to make this project successful.” – Paul Jensen, Project Superintendent, Hales Sand & Gravel.
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