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Chile, desert road

Desert Route

Bitumix set up shop in the driest region of the world, the Atacama Desert, in order to renovate a section of the road that links Calama to Chiu-Chiu. Focussing on the 15 km in question, Bitumix was tasked with restoring the roadbed shoulders and pavement, designing an access ramp, and installing road signals. The work was conducted at the request of the Department of Public Works, with the work site mobilizing some 15 collaborators over a four-month period. Bitumix continued with resurfacing work on a new, 9 km belt freeway to provide access to the Chuquicamata mine, the largest open-pit mine in the world. 45,000 tonnes of asphalt was laid in three months.
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