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Asphalt Paving Most Widely Recycled Material in the US

Contrary to popular belief, asphalt paving is the most recycled material in the United States. Despite its classification as industrial waste, up to 99% of reclaimed asphalt pavement is recycled into new paving known as reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP). This environmentally-friendly method is employed throughout the United States…CONTINUED

How Highway Funding Works

Understanding how highway funding works can be a Herculean task. To do so, one must go back about 50 years, when motorways first started becoming a necessity in the United States. Road infrastructure in the US has been funded by the Highway Revenue Act since 1956. This process is commonly referred to as a highway trust fund. Commonly believed to only deal with roadways, the trust fund…CONTINUED

Thin Lay Asphalt Overlays Help Preserve Road Assets

Asphalt overlays are the most effective material used for pavement maintenance and preservation in the US. There are over 3 million miles (6 million km) of roads and highways in the US. These roads need to be carefully managed and preserved in order to maintain safety, ensure the timeliness of the transport…CONTINUED

Asphalt Paving Trends

Asphalt paving and construction is expected to rebound in the 2013-2017 period after taking some hard hits since 2008’s housing market bubble burst. Producers and contractors suffered cutbacks as government-funded projects scaled back and the economy scrambled to recover…CONTINUED

Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement

Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) is the term used for recycled asphalting materials used to pave roads and highways. RAP is the number one recycled material in the United States and is classified as industrial waste. As of 2013, nearly 68 million tonnes of material used for highway repair and maintenance was processed from recycled materials. Using RAP has saved American taxpayers over $2 billion in repair and…CONTINUED

Warm Mix Asphalt for Roads

Warm-mix asphalt is a process derived from the hot-mix method of creating paving asphalt. Paving asphalt material is composed of approximately 5% asphalt/bitumen and 95% aggregates, which are primarily stone, sand or a composite of different…CONTINUED

Long Life Asphalt Pavements

Long life asphalt pavements are essential to maintaining good road infrastructure. These types of pavement are designed to provide stronger structures with durable bases that can last up to…CONTINUED