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Illinois Building a More Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

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About this project: A recent VRAM project took place in Will County, Illinois on September 19th. This was an Illinois Department of Transportation (ILDOT) Project. The 292,608-foot project in Lawrence County started in the northbound lanes, covering a stretch south of I-80 to just south of Weber Road. VRAM was...
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How Ohio Enhances Road-Life & Quality with VRAM

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About this project: A Void Reducing Asphalt Membrane, VRAM, project took place on State Road-21 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio on September 17th. This Project was by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). This project covered 1.47 miles on this two-lane highway between Strasburg and Beach City, Ohio. The project started...
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Morgan County, IN Protecting the Longitudinal Joint, One Road at a Time

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About this project: A project utilizing VRAM took place on Waverly Park Road in Morgan County, Indiana on August 31st and September 1st. This was a County project. The project covered a 4.3 mile long, heavily traveled, two lane highway. The project started near SR-144 running south. VRAM was designated...
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See How Illinois Utilizes VRAM in Cass & Sangamon Counties

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About this project: A Void Reducing Asphalt Membrane, (VRAM), project took place on July 20th and 21st in Cass & Sangamon Counties in the state of Illinois. This project had 4.8 miles of overlay, and ADA improvements on IL-125 from 0.1 miles west of the Sangamon County line to Richland...
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How Ohio Enhanced Its Performance of the Longitudinal Joint

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The longitudinal joint is the first part of the pavement to fail. As a road’s most permeable part, this joint is susceptible to the elements, such as air and water that work down through this gap, causing the joint to deteriorate, crack and pothole. When the longitudinal joint fails, the...
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InDOT Targeting Performance Improvement for the Longitudinal Joint

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Road managers know that the longitudinal joint is the first part of the pavement to fail. As a road’s most permeable part, this joint is susceptible to the elements. Air and water work down through this gap causing the joint to deteriorate, crack and pothole. And when the longitudinal joint...
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