Viability of Using Recycled Asphalt in Roadway Projects
Construction and Maintenance Practices
Environmental Process, Natural Resources
Research Idea Scope
Information from the Every Day Counts (EDC) project indicates that there is currently not enough information about re-cycles asphalt to determine how it fits into the program long term. A research project should be developed to fully answer that question.
Urgency and Payoff
Asphalt is the primary pavement of choice in most communities. As deferred maintenance creates a huge backlog of re-paving needs, the funds available for those needs dwindles. The use of re-cycled asphalt might be a possible solution to reduce costs, lessen the need for disposal of old materials, and increase the miles of maintained roadways available withing current funding.
Carol Estes, American Public Works Association, 816-595-5222