Four test sections using asphalt rubber hot mix were placed in Virginia from 1990 to 1993. These installations were to familiarize contractors and Virginia Department of Transportation personnel with the construction process and compare the performance of different types of mixes containing crumb rubber from scrap tires. The MacDonald and Rouse wet processes were used successfully. Dense graded surface mixes, a gap-graded surface mix, and a base mix were manufactured. A stress-absorbing membrane interlayer was also used on one project in an attempt to deter or eliminate various types of cracking. The asphalt rubber mixes have performed as well as the conventional mixes over the short term. More evaluation time is needed to determine if long-term performance of the asphalt rubber mixes is superior to conventional mixes. The asphalt rubber mixes cost 64 to 102% more than conventional mixes. This cost would probably decrease if substantial quantities were placed.


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 18-24
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  • Accession Number: 00728388
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030905902X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1996 12:00AM