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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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What The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Can Mean for Driver Safety?

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Roadway safety is a growing concern in the United States. In 2019 alone, there were 36,096 traffic fatalities, an increase of 5.3% from the year before, according to a recent study conducted by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA).1 Every year, thousands of Americans are injured or killed in preventable...
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Team Member Spotlight: Orr Fellow Annie Hynes

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Getting More with Orr   Annie Hynes’ experience shows how employees, companies and young professionals benefit when Orr Fellows join The Heritage Group.  Pictured: Annie on the job in her current role at Asphalt Materials, Inc.  Finding Heritage  When Chicago native and chemical engineering major Annie Hynes began her senior year...
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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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