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A bulldozer operator pushes debris atop a pile of broken concrete May 4 at a site being used to recycle materials from the Williamson Street reconstruction project in Madison. R.G. Huston Co. Inc., Cottage Grove, the project's general contractor, is using the site, a vacant lot at East Washington Avenue and Milwaukee Street, to recycle about 25,000 pounds of concrete and asphalt from the road project. The firm estimates that it will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 100,000 pounds and reduce trucking the material by 23,000 miles by recycling at the site instead of at a facility in Cottage Grove. More than a mile of the east-side thoroughfare is being rebuilt during the $9 million project that is scheduled to be completed by October. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

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