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Road Pavement Preservation Planning Should Focus on Performance

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Accomplishing roadway rehab projects is a major effort that requires a laser-like focus on funding options and design deadlines. It’s as though the construction is almost academic compared to all the heavy lifting you have to do to get your project completed.   Road pavement design focuses on drainage and the thickness and strength of the materials. Simply build it “to spec” and all is well (hopefully).   Another important factor in achieving long-term pavement performance […]


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Five Pavement Preservation Myths (busted)

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Myths are common in most aspects of life. So much so they even spawned the long-running Discovery Channel show called MythBusters, dedicated to confirming or busting many of the most infamous of society’s myths. While pavement preservation never made it on air, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some common myths represented as fact throughout the public works profession.  […]


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Asphalt Surface Treatments

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What comes to mind when you hear the words asphalt surface treatments?  The term asphalt surface treatments is used to cover a vast range of materials that are typically surface coatings made up of materials using asphalt emulsions and often-times a combination of asphalt emulsions and aggregates.  Typically, these materials are placed in a thin […]


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Road Surface Treatment Q&A

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Introduction  Construction season is starting to ramp up quickly and whether I am talking to agencies in person or through Zoom, one common theme I am starting to find is that preventive maintenance is becoming top-of-mind for agency officials.  Many of the conversations I’m having include questions regarding the different pavement surface treatments and their uses within municipality […]


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Asphalt Maintenance Questions and Answers

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A community’s asphalt road network is a high-profile service item for everyone involved in running a public agency. In fact, roads are the most expensive asset an agency typically owns. The work, money and effort put into completing paving and rehabilitation projects represent a meaningful accomplishment.  All involved in creating these projects rightly take great […]


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Happy Earth Week 2021!

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Happy Earth Week 2021! Climate change is not a singular problem. It is a set of complex problems ranging from air and water quality to urban heat and more.  It affects socioeconomic constructs – from where and how we live, to what obstacles remain for less advantaged groups.  These problems will require an array of […]


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