Aggregate Industries, working with the A14 Integrated Delivery Team, has laid its millionth tonne of material on Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme.
The achievement coincides with the project’s designated, on-site asphalt plant producing its 350,000th tonne for use on the improvement scheme.
150,000 tonnes of asphalt has been provided from Aggregate Industries’ plants at Bardon Hill, Peterborough and Purfleet, 500,000 tonnes of Cement Bound Granular Mixtures (CBGM) has also been manufactured and placed.
Aggregate Industries used its 10mm SuperThin asphalt which reduces the noise level by 7.8db(A) when compared with traditional hot rolled asphalt (HRA), satisfying noise restrictions where the scheme passes through built-up areas.
Paddy Murphy, Managing Director of Contracting at Aggregate Industries, said: “It is a great achievement to have laid our millionth tonne of material on Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement scheme, currently the UK’s largest and most prestigious major infrastructure project.
“Reaching this milestone was made possible by working safely and in complete collaboration with the A14 Integrated Delivery Team, and the completed carriageway upgrades will be of great benefit to the local area.”
Chris Hudson, Managing Director of Asphalt at Aggregate Industries, said: “From the outset, our investment in the new asphalt plant emphasised our commitment to delivering this project, and these milestones put our achievements into perspective. We’re looking forward to the new, improved A14 being fully up and running.”
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