Chile: a road in the middle of the desert
In the Atacama desert, the world's most arid region, Bitumix has upgraded a 15-km section of the Calama/Chiu-Chiu road. The company was mandated to repair the shoulders, pave the road, build an access ramp, and install road signs and markings. Undertaken for the country's ministry of public works, the worksite mobilized approximately 15 employees for a four-month period. Bitumix also completed asphalt paving of a new 9-km bypass, providing access to the Chuquicamata mine, the world's largest open-pit mine. Over a three-month span, the company poured 45,000 tonnes of coating.