Cold Central Plant Recycling in Virginia

This article discusses the use of cold central plant recycling (CCPR) in Virginia. CCPR is the process in which a bound pavement layer is produced at a centrally-located mobile plant, using reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP). The RAP comes either from an existing stockpile or from millings from a current project. The authors outline the advantages of using CCPR compared to non-recycling approaches, and then discuss those advantages at the 2011 I-81 project near Staunton, Virginia, the 2012 three test sections at the National Center for Asphalt Technology, and the 2017 I-64 project near Williamsburg, Virginia. The article concludes with a discussion of RAP processing, design thickness considerations for CCPR, when to place surface mixtures, and the efficiency in using RAP, including stockpiles of these materials.

  • Authors:
    • Diefenderfer, Brian
    • Horan, Bob
  • Publication Date: 2020


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 13-18
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01758684
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 15 2020 2:41PM