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MoDOT can actually reuse asphalt directly in place by heating it, processing it on the road and relaying it. The process is called "Hot In-Place Recycling" and it saves Missourians millions of dollars every year. Here's how it works.  
Old asphalt is heated and scrapped off the highway




First the surface of the road is heated.  It is processed using specialized equipment that scarifies it on the road while mixing in a rejuvenating agent.




The recycled asphalt is then spread back across the lane

Interstate 29 after recycling
Interstate 29 after hot in place recycling




The refurbished material is ready for a new asphalt overlay without leaving the site. The photo on the left shows Interstate 29 after the Hot In-place recycling treatment.

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