Nighttime Paving in Nova Scotia - a Case History

This paper describes the specification development and construction process for a major nighttime paving project in Nova Scotia, which took place during summer of 2002. The paper focuses on specification details, construction methods, and the lessons learned during the project. Increasing traffic volumes and the demands from the motoring public to minimize delays at work zones throughout North America have led to scheduling of some highway maintenance and construction activities to nighttime hours. A major cold planing and repaving project, on one of Nova Scotia’s busiest highways, during the summer of 2002 had to be carried out during the night to avoid imposing excessive delays on motorists. A literature search, discussions with most state and provincial agencies, and research data from the Transportation Research Board and other sources were used in the development of the night work specification. The project was also completed under Nova Scotia’s “End Product Paving Specification” and included a polymer modified asphalt binder for the final course of pavement. The project was carried out during the summer of 2002 with a high degree of success. Observations made during the project will be used to further refine the night paving specification and process for future projects.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 1-28.
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Forty-Eighth Annual Conference of the Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (CTAA): Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 2003

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01604978
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2016 5:02PM