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Rubber Expands

Tom Kuennen - Sep 05, 2014

Rubber Expands

Asphalt containing rubber continues to stretch its way into more state Departments of Transportation.   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   After years of promotion, pavements using asphalt rubber, or rubberized asphalt (there’s a difference), are spreading far and wide in the United States. Formerly ...

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Special Transportation Research Board 2013 Report

Better Roads Staff - Apr 03, 2013

Special Transportation Research Board 2013 Report

‘Bio-Binder’ Green Modifiers Star at TRB   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   The emerging universe of biologically based modified asphalts got significant exposure at the 92nd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in Washington, D.C. Better Roads was there. More than 11,700 ...

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Pavement Preservation Coded in MAP-21

Better Roads Staff - Feb 07, 2013

Pavement Preservation Coded in MAP-21

    For the first time, pavement preservation is part of national surface transportation reauthorization legislation, which now explicitly supports preservation and asset management. Pavement preservation techniques are promoted as cost-effective and environmentally sustainable strategies designed to extend the life of existing pavements ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Jun 09, 2012

Road Science

Spreading the Wealth Asphalt emulsions mix oil with water As pavement preservation techniques tighten their beachheads in state, county and municipal road agencies, new attention is focused on surface treatments, thin asphalt surfacings and the asphalt emulsions that make them possible. Asphalt emulsions ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Oct 04, 2011

Highway Contractor

Good Results in Bad Times Pavement preservation expert Larry Galehouse talks about tools and strategies that make sense for surviving the Great Recession By Kirk Landers "In times like these, the pavement manager’s most basic strategy is to keep sound pavements sound and ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Jul 07, 2011

Highway Contractor

Playing The Cards You’re Dealt (when they’re not very good) How some city road managers cope with diminishing budgets By Kirk Landers With Stimulus money slowing to a trickle and local tax revenues still sagging, Better Roads interviewed a cross-section of city road managers ...

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Kirk Landers: Pavement triage

Brooke Wisdom - May 01, 2010

Kirk Landers:  Pavement triage

Pavement triage By Kirk Landers Many southbound trips I take from my suburban Chicago home start with three miles of supremely bad road. The route’s main virtue is a lower volume of traffic than the main roads. It’s also more scenic and ...

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