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It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week

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Spring is finally here, and that means construction season is underway! As we all know, construction zones can be extremely dangerous places for both drivers and workers. That's exactly why the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) hosts its annual National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), this year from April 11-15....
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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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Iowa invests in VRAM

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Used since 2002 and now across 21 states, J-Band has a proven track record of delivering longer-lasting, safer roads, while also offering an impressive return on investment. Developed at the laboratories of Heritage Research Group, J-Band is applied during the road construction process just below the final layer of asphalt pavement. Once...
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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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