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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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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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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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Ohio DOT gets creative with revenue generation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 07, 2012

Ohio DOT gets creative with revenue generation

Finding new ways to generate revenue is always a challenge, but the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is taking on the challenge – and getting creative. In an effort to generate millions of dollars for the construction of some of the ...

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How one public works department developed a spec to use recycled aggregate which allows for construction waste — including toilets

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 07, 2012

How one public works department developed a spec to use recycled aggregate which allows for construction waste — including toilets

Recycling has reached a new level for the transportation construction industry.   The Public Works Department of the city of Bellingham, Wash., pushed the limits of recycled materials use with a street project that included 400 old toilets incorporated into concrete. ...

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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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Kenworth's Renton plant named 2010 Best Workplace award for recycling, waste reduction

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 30, 2010

The Kenworth Truck Company manufacturing plant in Renton, Wash., received a 2010 Best Workplace for Recycling and Waste Reduction Award from King County’s Solid Waste Division for Kenworth’s outstanding efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. This is the second consecutive year ...

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance refutes claims that asphalt prices now match concrete costs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 11, 2009

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) is refuting claims by the concrete industry that the cost of asphalt pavements has risen to match the cost of concrete. “Asphalt pavement is the buy of the year," said asphalt producer/contractor Larry Lemon, speaking on ...

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