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Why Functional Fibers in Pavement and Bridges are Important

Tom Kuennen - Aug 06, 2014

Why Functional Fibers in Pavement and Bridges are Important

Steel and synthetic engineered fibers are enhancing performance in asphalt pavements and concrete.  By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor New research is reaffirming the benefits of steel or synthetic engineered fibers in asphalt pavements and concrete, where they enhance performance, replace fine matter, ...

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Materials that Make a Difference

Better Roads Staff - Feb 10, 2014

Materials that Make a Difference

This once every-three-years trade show boasts innovative materials that deserve a closer look.   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   Innovative materials for road and bridge construction will be exhibited at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 in March in Las Vegas, and many of them are worth ...

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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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Warm-mix asphalt wins innovation award

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 14, 2013

Warm-mix asphalt wins innovation award

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has received the 2013 NOVA Award from the Construction Innovation Forum (CIF) for its work to speed the deployment and uptake of warm-mix asphalt. “NAPA is proud to accept this award on behalf of the ...

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Quality Management

Better Roads Staff - Sep 09, 2013

Quality Management

How to handle materials, from the source to the site   by Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   You’ve designed and are building a pavement to resist fatigue and thermal cracking, stripping and raveling in ways that are suggested in Better Roads’ five-part series. But ...

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NAPA gives out awards for the ‘smoothest asphalt pavement in the country,’ + more; find out who won

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 13, 2013

NAPA gives out awards for the ‘smoothest asphalt pavement in the country,’ + more; find out who won

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recognized the best of the best in quality construction during a Feb. 13 breakfast presentation at the association’s 58th Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. NAPA announced the winners of its 2012 Quality in Construction Award ...

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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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$112.6 million project Central Tri-State Tollway resurfacing began April 2

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 30, 2012

The Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Resurfacing Project between 95th Street in Oak Lawn, Ill., and Balmoral Avenue in Rosemont, Ill. began on April 2. Work includes roadway repairs and resurfacing the 19-mile section between 95th Street and Franklin Avenue in Franklin ...

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$112.6 million project Central Tri-State Tollway resurfacing project begins April 2

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 30, 2012

The Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Resurfacing Project between 95th Street in Oak Lawn and Balmoral Avenue in Rosemont is scheduled to begin overnight on Monday, April 2. Work includes roadway repairs and resurfacing the 19-mile section between 95th Street and Franklin ...

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Cracking Cold

Better Roads Staff - Feb 17, 2012

Cracking Cold

Solving the Riddle of RAP and Thermal Cracking   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Use of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in hot-, warm- and cold-mix asphalt is growing dramatically, as tests validate its use in ever-increasing quantities. But there are fears that higher quantities ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Dec 02, 2011

Road Science

Speeding Up Time The multiple values of accelerated bridge replacement The cost of user delays in an era of unbridled traffic congestion is driving today’s fast-paced bridge erection technology, and it’s being encouraged by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in partnership with ...

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Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Nov 11, 2011

Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Redeemed by Green Roads Back in the mid-’70s, my personal profile was a cursed brew of idealism, pragmatism and acts of sheer self-indulgence. My burden was especially heavy in matters of environment and ecology. I could see the need for clean air, ...

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