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NVIAMG NewRoad™ Brings Sustainable ‘Plastics in Roads’ to Environmentally Sensitive State Parks With Pilot Project in Pennsylvania

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ORLANDO, Fla., November 10, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NVI Advanced Materials Group (NVIAMG) has expanded its NewRoad™ paving projects to recreational areas with the successful installation of roadways in an environmentally-sensitive Pennsylvania state park.

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New Village Initiative Advanced Materials Group's NewRoad™ asphalt additives are engineered with waste plastic and make roads such as this one in a Pennsylvania state park last as much as 50% longer. NVI welcomes the partnership with Pennsylvania state agencies and is pursuing similar projects nationwide. (Photo: Business Wire)

The pilot project at Ridley Creek State Park marks an important collaboration teaming NVIAMG with the state departments of transportation (PennDOT), conservation and natural resources (DCNR) and environmental protection (DEP). The joint project through the state’s collaborative Strategic Recycling Program (SRP) in part is an effort to save taxpayers money and to help keep waste plastic out of the environment.

NewRoad™ asphalt additives contain highly engineered polymers made of post-consumer and post-industrial plastic that otherwise might pollute the environment. The result is a stronger, more sustainable asphalt mix that extends road life by as much as 50%. That helps stretch budgets.

The Pennsylvania agencies supported the pilot project after a thorough review of NewRoad™ test data and five years of in-field performance in other states. Those projects included state and local roads and commercial projects.

Over the next five years, Pennsylvania agencies will compare road sections containing NewRoad™, including the park entrance, with stretches paved with conventional asphalt.

"Sustainability is at the core of DCNR's mission and we are pleased that one of our 121 state parks was selected to be a part of this innovative pilot project," DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said. "We look forward to testing this new technology based on the expected benefits, and are hopeful that it is a model for future successes in Pennsylvania – especially with regards to state agencies collaborating to create more sustainable operations and policies across the commonwealth."

"We are very pleased when we can pursue innovations bringing benefits to the public, our transportation assets, and our environment," said PennDOT Acting Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration Mike Keiser.

NVIAMG welcomed Pennsylvania’s support.

"This is another successful project for NewRoad™," said NVIAMG President Mark Beeman. "Taxpayers want to save money and environmental protection is critical. Collaborations such as the one in Pennsylvania show NewRoad™ applications help achieve both those goals."

"Our hope is that environmentally oriented federal, state and local agencies across the country will collaborate with us in ensuring better roads that save taxpayers money and help protect the environment," he added.

For more information on NewRoad™ and NVIAMG, contact Perry Beeman at pbeeman@newvillageinitiative.com.

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Perry Beeman