OLD ASPHALT PAVEMENTS MAY BUILD NEW ONES

A demonstration project is currently being conducted to recycle old asphalt and create new highway pavements. Estimates indicate that up to 50 million tons of old asphalt pavement could be totally recycled each year. This represents 700 million gallons of liquid asphalt, 30 million tons of crushed aggregates, and 7 million tons of sand. The cost benefits inherent in recycling asphalt pavement are obvious. This demonstration project (no. 39, by the Federal Highway Administration) is designed to promote Federal-State cooperative efforts in asphalt recycling techniques and to encourage state highway agencies to adopt those techniques most suited to their local area.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1976-7-12

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  • Accession Number: 00141244
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-32-76
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM