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Yellowstone heat melts roadway

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 10, 2014

Yellowstone heat melts roadway

A 3.3-mile loop drive in Yellowstone National Park is temporarily closed after the park’s thermal geology began melting the asphalt, the National Park Service (NPS) announced Thursday. The affected roadway, Firehole Lake Drive, takes visitors past Great Fountain Geyser, White Dome ...

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VIDEO: How Arizona DOT turns old tires into asphalt

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 25, 2014

VIDEO: How Arizona DOT turns old tires into asphalt

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has been using rubberized asphalt on state highways for more than a quarter of a century. Related: Burn, Baby, Burn: Tire Inferno The asphalt, made from the rubber from recycled tires, offers a smoother ride for motorists, ...

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Nominate an asphalt project for NAPA’s awards program

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 02, 2014

Nominate an asphalt project for NAPA’s awards program

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has begun accepting nominations for its Quality in Construction and Operational Excellence Awards. To make a nomination, go to asphaltpavement.org/awards. The deadline to nominate a project for the Quality in Construction Awards is Oct. 7, ...

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NAPA President Mike Acott inducted into Asphalt Pavement Hall of Fame

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 05, 2014

NAPA President Mike Acott inducted into Asphalt Pavement Hall of Fame

On Wednesday, National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) President Mike Acott took his place in the Asphalt Pavement Hall of Fame. The Asphalt Pavement Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions of regional and/or national importance to ...

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NAPA/FHWA survey finds increased use of warm-mix asphalt, recycled asphalt

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 31, 2014

NAPA/FHWA survey finds increased use of warm-mix asphalt, recycled asphalt

The use of warm-mix asphalt (WMA), recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) is on the rise, according to the results of a survey released Thursday by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA). The survey, conducted by NAPA under ...

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Four common pavement preservation myths

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 17, 2014

Four common pavement preservation myths

The International Pavement Management Association (IPMA) has set the record straight with its video about pavement preservation myths. Blair Barnhardt, accredited pavement manager (APM), founder and executive director of IPMA, hosts the video, debunking four myths: 1.  Pavement preservation is expensive. 2.  Free ...

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25 Days of RollOuts: Wirtgen's concrete/asphalt milling drum

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 26, 2013

25 Days of RollOuts: Wirtgen's concrete/asphalt milling drum

Wirtgen’s Hamm H251 VC combination concrete/asphalt milling drum with a vibrating roller – a.k.a. “crusher drum” – destroys material underfoot while on the move. Applications for the crusher drum include Applications for the crusher drum include breaking or pre-crushing rock, breaking ...

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25 Days of RollOuts: Volvo DD110B asphalt compactor

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 23, 2013

25 Days of RollOuts: Volvo DD110B asphalt compactor

Volvo’s DD110B asphalt compactor, which replaced the DD90, features larger drums, more amplitude, higher frequency, increased centrifugal force and more water storage (made possible with two tanks) than its predecessor and is powered by a Tier 4 Interim Volvo engine. Volvo ...

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Reusing Shingles for the Road

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 18, 2013

Reusing Shingles for the Road

Recycling shingles for use on roads is nothing new. They can prevent potholes and slow binder aging. And though recycled shingles take a little getting used to, they are becoming increasingly popular. Now one Wisconsin county is adding shingles to its ...

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Texas, You’re Going the Wrong Way!

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 23, 2013

Texas, You’re Going the Wrong Way!

Normally, when a gravel road starts seeing a lot of traffic, it earns enough street cred to be upgraded to asphalt. But Texas has this process a little backward. Instead of repairing an asphalt road in parts of South and West ...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Recycling shingles for asphalt

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 08, 2013

INFOGRAPHIC: Recycling shingles for asphalt

Recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) have been featured in Better Roads before. We’ve discussed how they can prevent potholes, their significance in binder aging, their growing popularity. Now, Hometown Dumpster Rental is featuring an infographic about RAS on its Trash Talk blog. According to ...

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Asphalt calculator apps help get the paving job done

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 05, 2013

Asphalt calculator apps help get the paving job done

With road building season still going strong, three apps could make paving jobs easier for highway crews and other paving professionals. These three asphalt calculator apps for smartphones simplify the paving process by calculating how much asphalt is needed to pave ...

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