COLD RECYLCING OF PAVEMENT USING THE HAMMERMILL PROCESS

The State of Maine constructed three projects in 1976 using cold recycled material from a travelling hammermill process. Since that time, the projects have been monitored relative to their strength, durability, rideability and overall performance. After 3 years of evaluation several conclusions can be substantiated. Although the recycled pavements produced on these projects do not have the same strength as conventional black bituminous base course, the hammermill process is an excellent method for eliminating transverse and reflective cracking. However, if a roadway does not have an adequate base, the recycling process will not substantially increase the quality of life expectancy of the structure. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maine Department of Transportation

    Materials and Research Division, Box 1208, Hogan Road
    Bangor, ME  United States  04402
  • Authors:
    • Rand, D W
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-ME-TP-78-14 Final Rpt., Tech Paper 78-14
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-15-177
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM