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How is Hancock County Indiana Building Longer-Lasting, Safer Roads?

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Many states are looking for methods to improve longitudinal joint performance of their asphalt pavements since these joints often fail before the rest of the surface. The longitudinal joint is the middle of the road, or the seam where the two sides of the pavement come together.  With their inherently...
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City of Toledo Discovers VRAM Doesn’t Cost. It Pays.

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On October 18, 2021, The City of Toledo, Ohio began a VRAM application with Road Fabrics on Summit Street and 101st Street. The HMA surface was applied at 1.5” thickness over HMA intermediate. The project ended at 130th Street with the two curb lanes, totaling 12,176 of footage.  Summit Street is...
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Can You Have Both Rumble Strips and Longer-Lasting Roads?

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Rumble strips are a low-cost measure used to address one of the most serious types of traffic crashes: a lane departure crash. They consist of a set of transverse grooves applied on the shoulder or centerline of a roadway. An example of a road with centerline rumble strips. In Ohio,...
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Dakota County Minnesota Building Longer-Lasting, Safer Roads

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Many states are looking for methods to improve longitudinal joint performance of their asphalt pavements since these joints often fail before the rest of the surface. With their inherently lower density, longitudinal joints fail by cracking, raveling and potholing because of the intrusion of air and water. Due to their longitudinal joint issues,...
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Rural Roadway Departure Accidents – An Alarming Trend that Needs Reversed

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Reducing fatalities on rural roads remains a major challenge in the United States. In 2016, 18,590 lives were lost on rural roads-more than half of all traffic deaths-even though only 19 percent of the U.S. population lives in rural areas. Two-thirds of these rural fatalities involved a roadway departure, where...
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Steuben County Indiana invests in VRAM to Help Construct Longer-lasting, Safer Roads

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The longitudinal joint is the Achilles’ heel of every road. Road managers know the first part of the pavement to fail is the longitudinal joint. As the road’s most permeable part, this joint is susceptible to the elements. Air and water work down through this unavoidable seam in the pavement...
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