Highway building basics

A highway can take approximately 2 years to build and costs around 500 million dollars (always depending on the extension of the road). The first thing to build a road is to have a reinforced concrete base. Concrete is a very resistant building material that is placed on the floor layer and reinforced with a framework of steel rods. Then we must add asphalt for the grip of the vehicle’s tires. The asphalt can only be added when it is hot, since it is a material that solidifies very quickly. Once the asphalt is manufactured until it solidifies, the workers have only 60 minutes to spread it. That is why the best solution for large road constructions is to have a small asphalt factory nearby, so special machines are available for processing in the same place of the work.

And that is exactly how IRB Infrastructure is building highways in India. IRB Infrastructure with their chairman Virendra D Mhaiskar is the leading highway construction company in India that is building roads and highways using the latest technology and tools. These roads and highways will be one of the most modern in the world.

The normal thing to build a road is to place two layers of asphalt so that the wear and tear that cars and trucks will cause on the road does not have a high impact on the concrete. It must also be taken into account that the weather is essential when manufacturing the asphalt and placing it on the road. The temperature influences the preparation and drying speed of the asphalt. Therefore this will be a factor to take into account in a country of climatic contrasts like ours, in which in different regions we can experience the effects of driving with wind, cold or high temperatures.

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