Improving Pavement Density

This article discusses strategies that can improve pavement density, focusing on how proper compaction is related to proper lift thickness and mix design. The author reviews the use of improved specifications and how they can provide better density. The article first outlines how increasing the density of a pavement will improve its fatigue life, rutting resistance, and overall durability. Other topics covered include compaction standards as set up by various states, maintenance projects, lift thickness, the costs of improving compaction, good mix design from quarry to the lab to construction site, and the role of asphalt binder in the mix. One illustration provides the specifications for average and improved pavement durability.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 29-32
  • Serial:
    • Asphalt
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Asphalt Institute
    • ISSN: 0004-4954

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01599853
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 2016 1:21PM