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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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What is the History of National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW)?

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Roadway construction season has arrived! Construction zones are often full of obstacles and potential hazards, so it is important to stay alert and follow all posted signs and instructions. As we all know, roadway construction is a necessary part of keeping our roads safe and maintained. By being aware, alert and...
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Eau Claire County Wisconsin Using VRAM to Fill Air Voids in Centerline Joints

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Studies have shown that longitudinal joints in pavements are often the weakest areas of a road. Typically the joints are low in density, high in voids and thus are highly permeable. These areas become conduits to air and water infiltration which leads to damage and premature pavement failure. (1) VRAM...
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Calumet County Wisconsin Helping to Create Longer Lasting, Safer Roads

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Many states are looking for methods to improve longitudinal joint performance of their pavements, since these joints often fail before the rest of the surface. With the inherently lower density at the longitudinal joints we often see pavements fail by cracking, raveling, and potholing. Lower density is synonymous with higher...
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Janesville, WI Records Successful First Application of VRAM

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On September 9, the city of Janesville, Wisconsin recorded their first use of VRAM on Beloit Avenue. This project is part of the City of Janesville’s 2021 Street Rehabilitation Program. The road was tacked Wednesday evening September 8. Then pre-dawn on the Thursday, 4,663 LF of VRAM was placed.  Later...
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