The past two decades have seen a tremendous regional growth in both air and vehicular traffic in the New York Metropolitan area. The result is that pavements have been stretched beyond their physical limits and new ones need to be developed that have the physical characteristics to achieve adequate performance under increasingly greater demands. New paving binders using different asphalt additives that would reduce the lifetime costs of the Port Authority's various pavements were pursued. While these additives have a higher initial cost than the standard binder, they increase pavement life and their life cycle costs (without user costs) are economical. To control initial costs, Facility Pavement Master Plans were developed to match the expected physical performance of the new materials to specific pavement sites.

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    200 South Broad Street
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Authors:
    • Schmerl, H
  • Publication Date: 1996-1


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  • Accession Number: 00715491
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1996 12:00AM