Asphalt Maintenance

Crews continue to remove debris after Rte. 30 collapse in East Pittsburgh
News April 09, 2018
Following the collapse of a section of Rte. 30 in East Pittsburgh, crews are continuing to remove debris caused by the ensuing landslide and aiding residents of local homes and apartment complexes displaced by the event.   The road buckled and fell more than 30 ft down a deep embankment over...
Alaska precutting
Article March 02, 2018
Asphalt concrete (AC) is widely used as the surface layer for roadway pavement structure.   In cold regions, pavement structures covered with an asphalt concrete surface layer are usually vulnerable to thermal cracks. As asphalt pavement is cooled, the pavement contracts at a rate governed by the...
Colorado DOT

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News December 02, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has identified $9 billion worth of unfunded priority project, including the widening of I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock, but is faced with a $1.41 billion budget for 2017, a budget which is at present over-burdened with maintenance requests.  ...
Crews zero in on moisture damage at Watkins Glen
Article June 07, 2016
They did not travel long distances to see the weeping track. In fact, I doubt many racing fans in the New York region saw the strange phenomenon.   Asphalt pavement weeping happens when moisture collects in the sub-base and is pushed to the surface through a crack. Water on a racetrack is bad...
News September 29, 2015
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) started an investigation into whether or not the pavement in nearly 200 road projects could fall apart more than a decade earlier than expected.   Will Wingfield, INDOT spokesman, said the agency is investigating whether enough asphalt binder—which...
After FHWA pause, IDOT study presses industry to continue moving forward
Article February 06, 2015
Pavements continue to be among the most recycled materials on the planet. Over the past several decades, the asphalt industry has successfully innovated the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement, or RAP. This has inarguably led to significant environmental and economic benefits. To move the needle...
Article August 05, 2011
Quality roads are always worth a mention in the morning newspaper in Lakewood, Colo. They also are practically delivered right at the residents’ doorstep.   The Denver suburb has been committed to road maintenance for quite some time, and it has never shied away from bold practices, and the...
Article June 10, 2011
With the budgets available today, government agencies need every tool in the toolbox to extend the life of their roads and keep stakeholders happy.   This is obviously no easy task. The reality is, when applied at the optimal time, pavement preservation can extend the life of pavement by up to...
Article September 05, 2007
New Zealand is an island nation in the South Pacific with a traditional export-based, rural economy. Most produce is transported by road, which has resulted in a large network of roads carrying less than 5,000 vehicles per day. In the post-war years the rural economy flourished and most of this...
Article May 09, 2005
The Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA) continues to find itself extremely active in spreading the good word on asphalt recycling across the nation. The surge in demand for our members’ recycling processes coupled with an invigorated spirit of partnership from all those involved...
Article December 28, 2000
Foamed asphalt technology is an in-place asphalt stabilization method that has been researched for several decades. A new development in this evolution, called expanded asphalt, is proving to be a technical success in the U.S., Europe and Africa. Expanded asphalt technology is being developed and...
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