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Asphalt Products August 02, 2016
The Volvo DD25B double-drum compactor is powered by a 3-cylinder engine that meets strict Tier 4 Final emissions regulations without the need for an after-treatment system. The new DD25B, designed with the Volvo D1.7A Tier 4 Final 25-hp engine, reduces particulate matter and nitrogen oxides (NOx)....
Asphalt Products August 02, 2016
Powered by a Volvo 235 hp Tier 4i-compliant D8 engine, the tracked P7110 and wheeled P7170 are more fuel efficient than previous models, with decreased engine emissions. The engine’s diesel particulate filter (DPF) and active, semi-automatic regeneration process work without interruption,...
Asphalt News August 01, 2016
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recently announced the winners of its 2015 Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Award, as well as the winners and finalists of its Operational Excellence Awards. Both series of special recognition were made at a special ceremony during the...
Asphalt News August 01, 2016
The Flexible Pavement Preservation Treatment Series provides participants with an introduction to the Pavement Preservation Treatment Construction Guide so that they can use it to better familiarize themselves with general information on pavement preservation concepts and techniques.   The...
Asphalt Products July 21, 2016
Ravel Check rejuvenation/preservation liquid is an asphalt-based emulsion with penetrating chemistry and asphalt resins designed with Lock the Rock technology to rejuvenate, preserve and restore asphalt-based pavements. Designed to rejuvenate oxidized raveling roads or apply to preserve new asphalt...
Asphalt 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...
Asphalt Article June 07, 2016
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is working towards going “all in” on intelligent compaction (IC).   IC is viewed as a means to improve contractor quality control on the compaction of asphalt pavements, thus leading to longer-lasting pavements. In addition, as the process...
Asphalt 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...
Asphalt News April 11, 2016
Indiana’s East-West Toll Road is set to receive a $200 million makeover and work begins today. According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, it is to be the largest project undertaken by the toll road since its original construction in 1954.   The project’s scale includes the...
Asphalt Article April 08, 2016
When the asphalt surface of U.S. 412 in southern Missouri required pavement preservation to repair cracking and increasing roughness, the project was scoped using diamond grinding as the primary preservation treatment.   Diamond grinding is a pavement preservation technique that improves pavement...
Asphalt Article April 08, 2016
From the semi-arid northern plains to the humid subtropical piney woods, Texas’ sprawling network of roads—nearly 700,000 lane-miles of them—span multiple climates.   The temperature and landscape variances over such a vast area can wreak havoc on roadway maintenance. Many shortcomings arise when...
Asphalt Products April 04, 2016
Kold-Flo pourable crack filler is a modified asphalt emulsion crack filler and sealer that is suitable for repairing cracks in roads, pavements, driveways, concrete foundations, parking lots and other asphalt or concrete surfaces. It is a cost-effective and fast-curing asphalt crack repair solution...
Asphalt Products March 28, 2016
The new Super 2000-3i asphalt paver from Vögele elevates asphalt paving to a new level of performance. The 10-ft tracked Super 2000-3i replaces the Vision 5200-2i, and features a basic width of 10 ft and a maximum paving width of 28 ft, with a top placement rate of 1,540 tph. The tracked Super 2000...
Asphalt News March 24, 2016
It took five departments and 2,000 gal of water to extinguish an asphalt plant fire at Rupp Construction in Marshville, Ohio, this past spring. No employees or firefighters were injured.   One of the greatest hazards in handling hot asphalt is exposure to a source of ignition. Asphalt combustion...
Asphalt Article March 24, 2016
The first project, from Ken Maril Road (in Ames) to Iowa 210, was a hot-mix asphalt resurfacing project, which involved a full-depth reclamation of the asphalt road which dated back to 1929. Contractor Manatts Inc., who was awarded the $5.9 million project, milled off 6-8 in. of the existing...
Asphalt News March 11, 2016
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is examining state highways for potholes and other damage following the heavy rains of El Niño. Potholes pop up on roads when moisture seeps into and below the asphalt layer, which can be further stressed by freezing overnight temperatures and traffic...
Asphalt Article March 11, 2016
A 17-in., full-depth reconstruction is part of a massive $156 million rebuild and expansion of I-65 in the Indianapolis area. To place asphalt so thick, Milestone Contractors, L.P., prime contractor for the addition of a third lane in both directions, as well as the reconstruction, used 3-D paving...
Asphalt Article February 29, 2016
Here’s a couple of things that don’t typically go well together: asphalt paving and the month of November in Missouri. There are, however, exceptions.   The rehabilitation of Hanley Road, which traverses the city of Clayton, Mo., was one of them.   For a few frazzled weeks last November, crews from...
Asphalt Article February 29, 2016
Mountain States Constructors Inc. is used to working in the mountains, making roads out of nothing. In the summer of 2015, looking up at concrete and steel, the New Mexico-based contractor was right in its element.   Work on a section of I-40, which consisted of 35 lane-miles and 10 ramps (some...
Asphalt Article February 29, 2016
Driving down SH 13 today, it is hard to imagine that the span of road was once stricken by numerous signs of deterioration, but the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) was able to restore the road back to pristine condition over the course of only five months.    SH 13, located in Rio...
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