More Articles for Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement

Asphalt pavement mixes are greener, more sustainable than ever

Brian Ethridge - Oct 22, 2014

Asphalt pavement mixes are greener, more sustainable than ever

Asphalt pavement mixes are more sustainable than ever thanks to the increased use of recycled materials and energy-saving warm-mix technologies. According to a survey of asphalt mix producers conducted by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) in partnership with the Federal ...

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New Law Permits 100 Percent RAP on Streets

Daniel C. Brown - Sep 05, 2014

New Law Permits  100 Percent  RAP on Streets

By Daniel C. Brown, Contributing Editor   Effective on Jan. 1, 2015, the New York City Department of Transportation will allow asphalt mixes containing 100 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) to be used on city streets. The city government has also ruled ...

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Plant Management of RAP/RCA

Better Roads Staff - Nov 06, 2013

Plant Management of RAP/RCA

Processing and storage makes reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled concrete aggregate useful as aggregate.   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   In the past two decades, reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) have taken their places among materials commonly used for ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Jan 01, 2013

Road Science

Preserving the Unpaved Road   ‘Gravel,’ stone-surfaced and dirt road preservation helped by new techniques, guidelines, RAP   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor     If you don’t drive them often, it’s easy to overlook unpaved roads. After all, they carry significantly less traffic than rigid or ...

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Better Roads 2012 Top Rollouts

Better Roads Staff - Dec 01, 2012

Better Roads 2012 Top Rollouts

Difference-Makers   Better Roads editors choose the year’s top products.     This year we’ve spent some great times clambering over and operating equipment. Tires were usually too big to kick but we fiddled with any dials and levers we could fiddle with. We went ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Nov 13, 2011

Road Science

?%# What percentage of RAP is best? It depends. T here are powerful inducements today to reuse reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in a variety of applications. And the big question about RAP has shifted from whether it belongs in mixes at all, ...

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Highway Contractor

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2010

Highway Contractor

Half and Half One year later, a mat with 50-percent RAP looks really good. by P. Michael Harnsberger, Western Research Institute All photos courtesy of Western Research Institute. A stretch of asphalt in Canada, laid down in September 2009, is beginning to reveal its secrets. Initial ...

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INDOT new paving specs allow more RAP

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 22, 2010

In honor of Earth Day, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces new paving specifications that allow for additional use of recycled materials. By increasing the amount of reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled roofing shingles within asphalt mixes, INDOT anticipates ...

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Highway Contractor: RAP -- Making new fans across the country

Brooke Wisdom - Feb 01, 2010

Highway Contractor:  RAP -- Making new fans across the country

by Daniel Brown, Contributing Editor With workability, environmental benefits and solid performance reports,Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement — RAP — is becoming a bigger part of the mix.   It’s a trend that’s sweeping the nation: using more reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in hot-mix asphalt. ...

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