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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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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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Why Some Say – ‘VRAM. When It’s Down, It’s Done!’

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Project: US Highway 20 in Sandusky County Ohio. The year 2021 was another important year for VRAM, as we added several states to the list of those with VRAM experience. It is now 21 states and The District of Columbia. Protect The Longitudinal Joint. Protect The Entire Road. Road managers...
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How is Wayne County Ohio Creating a More Resilient Infrastructure ?

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VRAM Continues to Pay Dividends Even Four Years After Initial Construction. The year 2021 was another important year for VRAM, as we added several states to the list of those with VRAM experience. It is now 21 states and The District of Columbia. VRAM stands for a Void Reducing Asphalt...
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More Than Five Years Later, VRAM is Still Protecting The Centerline Joint on Ohio’s Roads

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What if I told you, that you could add 5 years extra life to your roads! Would you do it? We know that when roads last longer, infrastructure money goes further. This is a very important topic given the vast amount of dollars that are invested in America's roads and...
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