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Welcome to the Asphalt Channel, a special feature that provides the user an in-depth look at the hot-mix asphalt industry.  This section offers several areas to explore: product spotlights, article archives, related case studies, related video and product/supplier contact list.   

News July 27, 2016
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) approved a $10 million federal transportation grant that will improve access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.   The money will help complete a 16-mile section of the Foothills Parkway in Blount and Sevier counties, improving...
News July 20, 2016
The superstreet project for U.S. Route 35 in Beavercreek Township, Ohio, has received a $5 million commitment in state funding.   The funding, which comes by way of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Highway Safety Improvement Program, represents nearly half the estimated cost for the...

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News July 19, 2016
An $800,000 construction project is now underway to turn one of the most dangerous intersections in New Albany, Ind., into a much safer route.   The intersection of Spring Street and Silver Street has been ranked one of the highest prone to accidents in southern Indiana. A recent study shows over a...
News July 15, 2016
As traffic worsens in east Orange County, Fla., the region's two biggest road-building agencies are quarreling over how to address the problem.   The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which is currently widening a 5-mile stretch of State Road 50 between Dean Road and Old Cheney Highway,...
News July 08, 2016
The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) announced that road damage from recent flooding in the state now totals approximately $46,859,290.   More than a dozen contractors have been hired to restore access to communities and repair major routes. WVDOH crews from around the state have been...
Article July 07, 2016
The topic of sustainability often prompts the question of who is responsible for leading such efforts in road and highway development.   While many constituents recognize the need to introduce a greater focus on long-term environmental and climate issues, the responsibility for this introduction...
News July 06, 2016
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) announced Tuesday that his state was awarded a federal grant of $165 million for its Atlantic Gateway program, a set of rail, highway and bridge projects meant to ease some of the worst travel bottlenecks on the East Coast.   The overall budget for Atlantic Gateway is $...
News June 27, 2016
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley joined other state and local officials recently in Birmingham to mark the completion of the final section of Interstate 22, a 213-mile highway linking that city with Memphis, Tenn., along the US 78 corridor.   The governor and officials cut a ribbon for the I-22...
News June 24, 2016
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) joined with Governor Mike Pence as well as state and local leaders to officially kick off construction on a $92 million project to modernize Interstate 69 in Hamilton and Madison counties.   The project, as part of the governor’s Major Moves 2020...
News June 23, 2016
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning to put between $4.2 billion and $4.5 billion toward easing traffic on the highly congested Interstate 35.   At this stage, however, only $300 million has gone to the project.   Seven of the new I-35 projects are already funded, and two...
News June 22, 2016
Construction is under way on a $330 million Texas State Highway 360 South project that will add lanes to the highway stretching 9.7 miles from 2 miles south of I-20 in Arlington, south to U.S. 287 in Ellis County.   The project is overseen by a public-private partnership between the Texas...
News June 21, 2016
Work on the $88 million Interstate 77 widening and rehabilitation project in north Richland County was set to start yesterday, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).   The two-year project, covering a seven-mile stretch of I-77 between the I-20 and Percival Road...
News June 16, 2016
Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn says the state faces the unprecedented prospect of missing a road construction season if lawmakers fail to approve a stopgap spending plan that Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed.   On the final day of the Democratic-controlled Legislature’s spring...
Case Studies June 14, 2016
The Paseo Del Norte/I-25 Interchange is one of the busiest corridors in New Mexico, often producing major traffic congestion issues during rush hours. The city of Albuquerque needed a way to make it easier and safer to travel on the highways, and wanted to incorporate a pedestrian walkway and bike...
News June 14, 2016
Expanding Interstate 77 and canceling the private contract to build toll lanes would cost $800 million—including a $300 million cancellation fee, according to figures disclosed in a letter from North Carolina’s state transportation department to lawmakers. The figure, if accurate, is higher than...
News June 13, 2016
Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce members and leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., this week, to push for speed on construction of Interstate 11 between Las Vegas and Phoenix. A group of more than 50 business people and officials visited with members of the Nevada congressional delegation and...
News June 10, 2016
A new, $1 billion interstate highway planned to connect Norfolk and Raleigh will open a high-speed, unobstructed route between a Virginia port and the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.   The road, to be called Interstate 87, could take as long as two decades to complete. It has the...
News June 08, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation today ceremonially broke ground on the USA Parkway extension project connecting Interstate 80 and U.S. 50 through Storey and Lyon counties.   The USA Parkway was originally constructed as a privately built, six-mile-long road connecting I-80 to the Tahoe Reno...
Article June 07, 2016
The use of reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS) in asphalt mixes is on the rise.   A recent survey conducted by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) showed that RAS use reached 1.9 million tons nationwide in 2014, an increase of nearly 180% since 2009. While reducing material costs for...
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