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There's work to be had for highway contractors, say Stimulus analysts.
Placing - and compacting - an intermediate lift followed immediately by placement and compaction of the friction or surface course - both at the screed - provides a durable, near-monolithic layer of asphalt that resists traffic loads and pavement ills. Two-lift concrete paving is also winning adherents.
Field test show that the Next Generation Concrete Surface is competitive with the quietest pavements available.
The Trouble with Robot Cops
A split in the market gives you more options than ever before. In addition to the two groups of roller brands now serving the asphalt compaction market, the split now extends to drum technology available to U.S. contractors. Senior Editor Mike Anderson wrote this piece for our sister publication Equipment World.
That's a low-impact development (LID). With funds available a few years back to redo bridges and incorporate stormwater solutions, Oregon DOT took on the challenge of pulling together state-level EPA officials, wildlife organizations and anyone who could be associated with roads and runoff. The goal was to explore best management practices focusing on LID to help prevent stormwater pollution.