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Power station ash helps road project

A Staffordshire road scheme which recycled old aggregate and a power station’s pulverised ash was completed this weekend, three weeks ahead of schedule.

The Burton road improvement project included upgrades to the A515 near Draycott in the Clay, with a complete reconstruction of carriageway between Six Ends Lane crossroads and the junction with Dolefoot Lane.

Worn out material from the road’s edges was removed, recycled and mixed with pulverised ash from Rugeley Power Station to create the new road foundation.

By reusing the old aggregate rather than buying new material, and by creating the mixture locally at Tatenhill, both transportation and material costs were reduced. 

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