Fenton Turns to Hot In-Place Recycling

This article documents the success of a hot in-place recycling (HIR) project in Fenton, Michigan that involved a limited budget of $150,000 to repair 35,000 square yards of the town’s cracked roadway. The author describes in detail the hot in-place recycling process and the materials used in an environment where there is a wide variation in temperatures. The HIR process first involved heating, treating, and rejuvenating the top 1 to 2 inches of asphalt. Shallow cracks and imperfections were then removed, followed by preparations to receive a new surface course. The hot in-place recycling train of trucks moved at about 16 feet per minute, occupying one lane. Since the process required only temporary lane restrictions (and no lane closures), the repaired pavement was open to traffic once compaction was completed a short time later. According to the author, after a very rugged winter, the repaved streets held up well.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • In Recycling 2008, a special supplement
  • Authors:
    • Faster, Patrick
  • Publication Date: 2008-7


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 3p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01110126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2008 1:43PM