Maryland is currently in the process of resurfacing the major portion of its interstate system with hot mix asphalt pavement. Much of the early system was constructed with portland cement concrete pavement which has experienced a large percentage of joint failures resulting in expensive repairs, numerous interruptions to traffic flow, and a very rough and bumpy ride. The desire for a smooth surface and the need for nighttime paving to eliminate the need for lane closures during peak traffic hours prompted the use of hot mix asphalt pavement. All of the resurfaced interstate system has received the plant mix peal wearing surface. This new hot mix asphalt surface provides very good skid resistance, less tire noise, improved resistance to hydroplaning, reduced wheel spray, and excellent contrast for highway striping. A number of safety improvements have been made including Jersey barriers walls, guardrails, longer lasting and more visible stripping and improves shoulders. This publication reviews progress to date.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maryland Asphalt Association, Incorporated

    Empire Towers, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 309
    Glen Burnie, MD  United States  21061
  • Publication Date: 1984-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 2-15
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM