The DT DOT is using the Bagela BA1000 asphalt recycler.
Asphalt recycling is not new, but has become a new phenomenon in national, state and local governments looking for cost effective, environmentally friendly ways to repair infrastructure. The ConnDOT chose the Bagela BA10000 asphalt recycler for its wintertime road maintenance programs.
With escalating costs of traditional patching methods, including “cold patch”— which can cost more than $100 per ton, the Bagela recycler can recycle hot mix asphalt for a total cost of under $25 per ton. This cost differential will save taxpayers several hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Recycled asphalt provides a permanent solution for pothole repair whereas traditional off-season repairs often are temporary, becoming loose once a roadway is exposed to typical temperature fluxuations, which cause temporary repairs to fail.
“We look forward to having the Connecticut DOT as a customer, as they use their Bagela asphalt recycler for road maintenance programs,” said Greg Harla, director of sales and marketing and part owner of Bagela USA. “The state is joining many municipalities, state and U.S. government agencies already recognizing the environmental benefits and cost savings of recycled asphalt using the Bagela asphalt recycler,”
The ConnDOT Bagela asphalt recycler will be operated at the East Hartford district maintenance facility. From this location, recycled hot mix will be loaded into one of four Bagela thermal containers for road crews to complete their repairs.
For more information, visit www.PavementRecyclers.com.