Asphalt from Apache Trail to get a second life

Roadwork to resurface Apache Trail between Idaho Road and Meridian Drive in Apache Junction is on schedule to be completed by the end of the month. However, the milled up asphalt from the Trail will get a new life when it is reused for other projects.

Three inches of asphalt — about 108,000 square yards — was removed over the length of the road-improvement project, Constance Halonen-Wilson, spokeswoman for the city, said in an e-mailed response to questions. It was transported to the Apache Junction Public Works yard where it will be stored for future projects, such as re-grading shoulders and alley ways within the public rights-of-way, she said.

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