Research Using Waste Shingles for Stabilization or Dust Control for Gravel Roads and Shoulders

Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS) include both manufacture waste scrap shingles (MWSS) and post-consumer tear-off scrap shingles (TOSS). It is estimated that Minnesota generates more than 200,000 tons of shingle waste each year. Recently, a portion of this waste has been incorporated into hot-mixed asphalt (HMA) pavement mixtures. The current technology limits the amount of RAS in HMA to no more than 5 percent by weight. This leaves a lot of underutilized shingle waste material throughout the state. This has prompted Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to investigate other potential uses. One potential use is to improve the performance of gravel surfacing and reduce dust by replacing common additives such as calcium chlorides with RAS. This is especially relevant as gravel sources in Minnesota have been depleted and/or have declined in quality, which has affected the performance of gravel surfacing. These poorer quality fines can increase the amount of dust generated and increase the difficulty of keeping the roadway smooth. Some agencies have used dust control additives to help the performance of these lower quality gravels. Successful implementation has the potential of removing valuable RAS materials from the waste stream to supplement the use of more expensive virgin materials and improve the performance of local roads


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 48p

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  • Accession Number: 01522311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MN/RC 2014-06
  • Contract Numbers: (C) LAB914
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2014 3:04PM