Penza bitumen concrete plant launch to allow repairing over 500 sq. m roads per day
Penza, 11 March 2016. PenzaNews. The launch of a mobile bitumen concrete plant located in the Penza company “Penzadormost” on Kalinina street has allowed the road crews to repair over 500 sq. meters of roads every day, announced the mayor Victor Kuvaytsev during the visit to the enterprise on Friday, March 11.
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“Realizing the scope of road wear and tear, we are moving towards repairing at least 1,000 sq. meters of road each day. If that is done, we will put the roads into shape over a month. The sidewalks are also an objective,” the city administration head explained.
At the moment, the bitumen concrete plant is not working at its full capacity, Victor Kuvaytsev noted.
“The issue lies in the fact that the materials required are not up to standards yet after the winter season. There is snow in stone chippings and ice in sand. Therefore, the output is small. But the weather already allows that, and we will be working towards making this plant work at full capacity. Its production volumes are 40 tons per hour. If the weather tomorrow allows us to put 100, 150, 200 tons into road repair, the factory can do that,” he stressed.
According to the Penza mayor, over 40,000 sq. meters of roads in the city are damaged.
“By using the winter technology – the weather currently does not allow us to conduct full repairs, only pothole patching – we were repairing, working day and night, using cast bitumen concrete, plus stone chippings and bricks, about 200-300 sq. meters each day. This mobile plant was purchased for the exact purpose of conducting pothole repairs during the transition from winter to summer repair procedures – because usually the temperature does not allow big plants to work at that time,” Victor Kuvaytsev said.
As the snow has melted, the city crews are currently working to sweep dust off the streets, the Penza city administration head added.
“Along with pothole patching, we also began sweeping dust and the salt-sand mixture. The big and small bridges are already clean – 5-6 machines are working on it every day. At night, we have a necessary brigade to repair and collect the wet sand-salt mixture residue that still remains along the curbstones,” he explained.