2019, Asphalt Pavements, Sustainability, Utah

‘Nature’s cement’ is key ingredient in new road paving technology

When faced with the option of turning paved roads back into gravel due to budget constraints, one Utah county decided to do something different – a decision that is paying off in spades.

The county decided to use a new repaving process developed by Lithified Technologies on two sections of County Road 110, referred to as Dude Ranch Road, with the upper section that serves as an integral artery into residential areas and must remain open, while the lower section continues to the county landfill and must support the weight of heavy truck traffic.

The experiment was a success, Musselman said, and the new process “adds strength and a little bit of flexibility to accommodate for subsurface movement, which is one of the primary reasons roads fail.”

Click here to learn about this cost effective repaving process reported in an article in the St. George News.