By: James A. RiedelBloomberg/Business Insider”I’ve been here about a year now, and I’ve never seen a company come and take an asphalt site and tear it down.
They just tear it out and build a new asphalt site,” said John Vavrus, a partner at Menards.
“The guys that built it all, they don’t need it anymore,” he said.
Vavrus said the company is paying about $100 million to cover the costs of the site and the rehabilitation of it.
Construction companies have been spending tens of millions of dollars on asphalt over the past few years to help the economy recover from the Great Recession.
Asphalt construction, which is primarily used in the city of Detroit, is often the result of a combination of government and private efforts.
The Department of Transportation estimates that about half of the asphalt in the United States is destroyed every year.
A study by the Urban Institute found that while cities with more than 1 million people have more than three times the number of asphalt-related deaths as cities with fewer than 1,000 people.
Even the federal government, which has spent billions of dollars to help curb the use of asphalt, has yet to fully address the issue.
Despite a federal mandate that requires construction companies to use recycled materials, only 2.5% of the construction materials on U.S. roads and highways are recycled.
More than 90% of U.N. agencies have already made commitments to eliminate the use and use of all asphalt, but a lot of that has to do with the lack of infrastructure.
According to the U.K.’s National Roads Authority, more than two-thirds of the roads and bridges in the country are in need of repair.
Some U. S. cities, including Detroit, have committed to replacing all their highways with safer alternatives.