Category: Infrastructure

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How Williamson County, Illinois is Extending the Life of Roads with VRAM.

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About this project: A road construction project utilizing a Void Reducing Asphalt Membrane (VRAM) project took place on October 25th in Williamson County, Illinois. (Note: in Illinois VRAM is often referred to as LJS). This project covered the distance from 0.1 miles south of Washington Street to Jacksonville Road. VRAM...
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First VRAM Project in Metro Minneapolis to Take Place this Year!

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Pavements are a very important asset to any state Department of Transportation. In Minnesota, they are valued at $29.5 billion. In fact, pavements have the largest replacement value of all assets owned by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).(1)  You can imagine how important extending the life of pavements is...
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J-Band’s Sustainability Assessment

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Recently, Asphalt Materials, Inc. (AMI) collaborated with ClimeCo to complete an LCA-based sustainability assessment of J-Band®, AMI’s void reducing asphalt membrane product.   ClimeCo is a global sustainability company that advances the low-carbon future with market-based solutions. They started with a goal to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) through scalable abatement...
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Safety, Transformation, and Organizational Goals Outlined in DOT’s Focus Areas for 2022

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If you have reviewed the draft DOT Strategic Framework, you will note the agency’s priorities for achieving their mission through six strategic goals. We would like to take a deeper look at those elements that are related to Safety, Transformation and Organizational Goals for this particular article. The Department of...
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Can Longitudinal Joint Damage be Avoided? Delayed?

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Why is Longitudinal Joint Damage Such an Important Issue for Roads? A Minnesota DOT Field study from December 2020 reported that higher air void contents at the longitudinal joint can expose pavements to premature deterioration and, as a result, compromise pavement integrity and performance.  In Minnesota, the report indicates their...
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Preparing to Build Longer-Lasting, More Resilient Roads in 2022

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What if you could reduce transportation-related pollution and build a more resilient and sustainable transportation system that will benefit and protect communities? What if you could help accelerate the adoption of innovative infrastructure technologies in 2022? What if you could protect travelers and communities from safety risks? What if you...
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