High-tempo paving in Denmark

Impressive teamwork and a new asphalt feeder contributed to good results when paving the first 12 km of the Silkeborg Motorway.

We made the paving work of the new highway constructed around the city of Silkeborg in Denmark. Total length of the highway city is approximately 28 kilometres, of which we paved in first phase approximately 12 kilometres.

The project was challenging, because asphalt was being laid on the travel lanes and emergency lane at the same time, as the customer wished.

To make things work in tight schedule, we combined two asphalt teams. In the new group worked 20 men altogether. There was also steady work for the surveyor, who had to level each layer every 20 meters. And for the laboratory, which was busy taking samples and carrying out the necessary and required documentation.

Punctual production was essential

The whole paving work had to run at "full tilt". This required punctuality also from asphalt deliveries. Three asphalt plants provided altogether 236.000 tons of asphalt corresponding to approximately 12 km of four-lane highway with breakdown lanes. The highest daily production was at 4.500 tons of asphalt, and it kept about 40 trucks running.

We supplied ready-to-lay asphalt to a new feeder that was used for the first time. The feeder holds 15–20 asphalt tons and has a capacity of 1.200 tons per hour. We kept the tight timetable, and the customer also expressed that the feeder contributed to the good result, because it enabled continuous paving.

To finish the project completely approximately 10.000 tons were done in summer 2015. After that we have paved also 3.5 kilometres in another part of the motorway.

Details

Silkeborg Motorway
Danish Road Authorities
Silkeborg, Denmark
Denmark
2015