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What’s Macon County, IL Doing to Its Roads?

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In early May 2022, Macon County, Illinois was able to perform road reconstruction to help ensure that the citizens who are driving have safer, longer-lasting roads. The county is taking proactive, innovative steps by utilizing the application of VRAM. VRAM is a Void Reducing Asphalt Membrane. J-Band® is Asphalt Materials’...
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How is Cuyahoga County Ohio building longer-lasting roads with VRAM ? 

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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 natural elements of the environment. Air and water work its way down through this gap, causing the joint to deteriorate, crack, and...
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Rumble Strips Protect Lives, But They Also Need Protecting

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Rumble Strips Are Becoming More Popular, But They Also Need To Be Protected It is important to plan ahead when protecting the infrastructure investments made for our streets, roads, and highways. Reducing air voids is critical to improving pavement life. When air voids are higher, permeability is higher, and this...
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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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Meet the J-Band Team: Jeff Tidaback

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Name: Jeff Tidaback Title: Field Support Manager Location: Chicago, IL How long have you worked with J-Band? I joined Asphalt Materials Inc. Specialty Products team this February! What makes the J-Band product so unique? J-Band solves a problem agencies have had issues with for years, longitudinal joints. It works, it...
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Wisconsin DOT Research Recommends Extending Roadway Life with VRAM

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“This research helps to confirm the direction the​ department has taken with recent changes to longitudinal joint​ specifications.”​– Project Manager​ Dan Kopacz, WisDOT How to Create Better Longitudinal Joints? The longitudinal joint is the Achilles’ heel of every paved road. Road managers know the first part of the pavement to fail is the longitudinal joint. As the road’s...
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