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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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Substandard roads are costing American drivers $80 billion in maintenance costs

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 03, 2013

Substandard roads are costing American drivers $80 billion in maintenance costs

More than a quarter of major American urban roads are in substandard or poor condition and cost the average driver $377 annually, according to a report released Thursday by national transportation research group TRIP. The report, “Bumpy Roads Ahead: America’s Roughest ...

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The Durability Factor

Better Roads Staff - Aug 07, 2013

The Durability Factor

The goal is performance over time Design durable roads and you are designing them “not to fail.” A variety of tools now exists that civil engineers can use to design pavements that will stand up to traffic and the elements, optimizing long-term ...

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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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Work on I-80, Brownson to Sidney in Nebrask, begins Sept. 4

Staff Report - Aug 30, 2012

Weather permitting, construction work is scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 4 on I-80 between Reference Post 46 at Brownson and Reference Post 61 at Sidney, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR). Ballou Pavement Solutions Inc. of Salina, Kansas, has ...

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High-Performance Emulsion Boosts Urban Chip Seals

Better Roads Staff - Aug 05, 2012

High-Performance Emulsion Boosts Urban Chip Seals

Use of a new high-performance asphalt emulsion for seal coats is providing an urban Texas county more durable chip seals, less disruption to traffic in an urban area, and significantly fewer broken windshields. “Chip seals are economical and are one of ...

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Fast Forward

Better Roads Staff - Feb 17, 2012

Fast Forward

AASHTO’s TSP•2 Program Speeds Acceptance of Technologies, Materials A technology transfer program administered by the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is helping state departments of transportation expedite review of potentially promising new pavement and bridge technologies prior ...

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RoadScience

Better Roads Staff - Jan 12, 2012

RoadScience

Preservation Roadmap Timely blueprint will direct research into pavement management and preservation Anew “roadmap” indicating the direction of research in pavement management and pavement preservation is coming at just the right time, as states begin to openly curtail capacity improvements in favor ...

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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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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Sep 07, 2011

Road Science

Science Friction Thin Open-Graded Surfacings Drive Market By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Now, more than ever, thin open-graded friction courses (OGFCs) are driving the market for drainable, high-friction, noise-attenuating asphalt mixes. This new generation of OGFCs is being bolstered by the advent of high-performance ...

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Pavement Preservation Webinar Series: Mix Design Methods for Emulsified Asphalt Slurry Seal, Micro Surfacing and Chip Sealing

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 30, 2011

The International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) and the Asphalt Institute are partnering to offer a second series of 90-minute webinars designed to educate public agencies about different pavement preservation topics. The webinars will take place the first three ...

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Wyoming Circles the Wagons

John Latta - Jun 22, 2011

The trend is now firmly established. It's real. State DOTs are not simply considering ways to get by with insufficient funds but making practical decisions that change the way they do their jobs. This today from the Laramie, Wyo., Boomerang: “Essentially, we ...

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