To rebuild the collapsed area of Interstate 95 in Pennsylvania, the state is trucking in tons of lightweight glass bits to help with construction.
After Interstate 95 (I-95) collapsed near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania recently, the state is trucking in 2,000 tons of glass nuggets to help with the quick rebuild of the road. Crews are working 24 hours a day until they can reopen the essential roadway.
The glass will help construction avoid delays in supply-chains for other materials, according to Gov. Josh Shapiro.
"This approach will allow us to avoid delays due to shipping and supply chain issues and pursue a simple, quicker path," Shapiro said.
AeroAggregates of North America is supplying small glass shards. The company has a production site just south of Philadelphia. The facility mills glass bottles and jars that have been diverted from landfills. The glass is grinded into a foam to produce small, lightweight nuggets that have the appearance of rocks but are lighter than Styrofoam.
It's estimated that it will take roughly 100 box-trucks full of lightweight glass nuggets for the construction project. AeroAggregates will divert material from other, less pressing projects to help with the I-95 construction.