First publishedin World Highways
A major contractor In Turkey is using new Dynapac pavers to resurface the busy Istanbul-Ankara highway.
Onur Insaat Taahhut bought 12 new Dynapac compactors and pavers at the end of last year and is using two of its new SD135C pavers on the D-100 highway. In all 12 Dynapac asphalt paving machines and vibratory compactors were added to its fleet of equipment, and has put two of the tracked pavers to work on the Ankara to Istanbul link.
The machines, four SD135C medium-sized tracked pavers, four CC524HF articulated tandem rollers and four CA282D medium-range vibratory soil compactors, were supplied through Dynapac's distributor for Turkey, Teknomak Makina. Two of the units were sent to resurface a 30 km stretch of the D-100 highway between Bolu and Gerede, midway between Istanbul and Ankara. The main route between Istanbul and Ankara is the E-80, and this is closely paralleled by the smaller but busy D-100.
Onur's contract involves resurfacing of both 9.6m wide carriageways on a 30km length of the D-100, the contractor working on one carriageway at a time, closing a stretch of about 1km to cause the least disruption to the traffic. The two SD135C units have a maximum working width of 10m and are being used to place an asphalt course that has a final thickness of 140mm, the compaction being carried out by two existing Dynapac CC524HF compactors from Onur's fleet. The firm is laying and compacting of 15,500tonnes of asphalt/day on this project.