Posted May 07, 2019 10:23:22 A new generation of asphalt jungle roads is being built in Australia.
It’s called the “antiquity” and is a blend of reclaimed and natural rock.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been studying the landscape, which has a rich history of asphalt being quarried from the sea.
“The area where we are using is actually quite unique,” Australian Transport Minister Kevin Andrews told ABC News.
“It has been in this area for millions of years and is actually very well known for its sandstone, because of the fact that it’s been quarried for over 1,000 years.”
In the last 50 years, Australia has experienced a number of new sandstone quarries and the “unusual” sandstone sandstone has found its way to the country.
“We’re trying to do something that is unique in terms of sandstone being used to make roads, that is not the same as traditional sandstone,” Andrews said.
“What we’re trying now is a very unique mixture of reclaimed sandstone that is also quite hard and that’s been sitting in the ground for millions and millions of decades.”
What makes this unique?
“The old asphalt road was very brittle,” Andrews explained.
“You’ve got a rock that has been sitting there for a long time, which is hard.”
But when you drill into it and you remove that rock, it’s really a very smooth, smooth rock that’s very stable.
“So what you’re doing is you’re trying and doing a lot of different things with that sandstone.”
That’s what gives the road that texture and feel.
“The sandstone is being used for road-making to create new asphalt roads.
It also acts as a natural barrier, keeping the road dry.”
This is a unique type of road surface that can withstand the rigours of the world,” Andrews told the ABC.”
And so it’s not only the texture of the road, but also the ability to maintain the road surface.
“What’s more, the old asphalt roads were not able to withstand the impacts of climate change.
The road was damaged in a storm in the 1980s.”
One of the things we’re looking at is how do we protect the old roads,” Andrews added.”
If you look at what’s happened in the past few decades with climate change, we’ve had more severe storms and we’ve seen the erosion of old roads.
“How can the old road be reused?”
In Australia, the road can be recycled in the same way you would a piece of sandpaper, but with an increased amount of sanding and sanding on the edges,” Andrews stated.”
In this particular example, we’re going to be using a bit of recycled sandstone from the coast.
“The road is expected to be finished by 2020.
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