Author: Hannah McFarland

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LJS Project is Successful in Effingham County, Illinois

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A void reducing asphalt membrane (VRAM), more commonly known as a longitudinal joint sealant (LJS), is gaining momentum in the state of Illinois.   At the time of road construction, VRAM is applied under the surface where the longitudinal joint will be placed. After placement of hot mix asphalt (HMA), the...
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How to Test the Permeability of Your Roadway

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Have you ever wondered why your longitudinal joint is cracking and deteriorating over time? It’s probably because the pavement joint is highly permeable, which allows elements such as water and air to seep into the pavement and break it down. Pavement joints are traditionally hard areas to obtain density, leading...
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How You Can Leverage HSIP (Highway Safety Improvement Program) Funds Systemwide to Minimize Crashes & Fatalities 

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Are frequent accidents happening due to the deteriorating condition of your roads? There are funds for you, your county and state to utilize to enhance road conditions and reduce fatalities. These funds are called Highway Safety Improvement Program funds (HSIP).   The Highway Safety Improvement Program is a Federal-aid program to...
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VRAM Extends the Life of IL-1 in Crawford County, IL 

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All road experts know that the first part of the pavement to fail is the longitudinal joint. Elements such as air, water and dust work their way into voids in the pavement, causing deterioration and cracking the pavement. That is why it is important to invest in a safety net,...
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J-Band & Centerline Rumble Strips Working Together to Improve the Safety of Otterville Road

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Otterville Road in Jersey County, Illinois, is a 25-year-old pavement that has experienced several roadway fatalities and departure accidents over the years. Jersey County Highway department decided to take a stand and make improvements. Jersey County utilized Highway Safety Improvement Funds to implement this project. The Highway Safety Improvement Program...
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Four Years Later, US-30 in Bucyrus, Ohio Still Stands Strong 

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J-Band®, Asphalt Material Inc.’s (AMI) void reducing asphalt membrane (VRAM), has been successfully used in states across the Midwest to optimize tax dollars, reduce maintenance, and save lives. By investing in J-Band you can have longer-lasting roads that in turn reduce the amount of time your workers are exposed to...
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