2018, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, CNMI, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Pavement Treatments, Washington

NAPA Issues New Thinlay Guidance

Thinlays are a suite of thin-asphalt overlays designed specifically for pavement preservation. With Thinlays, agencies can extend the life of pavements that are in good to fair condition, decreasing life-cycle costs, improving ride, and decreasing roadway noise. The guide, Thinlays for Pavement Preservation (Information Series 141), provides comprehensive guidance on the proper use of Thinlays,… Continue reading NAPA Issues New Thinlay Guidance

2018, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Emulsions, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington

Tack Coat Specifications, Materials, and Construction Practices

Click here to view the PDF of this report. TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 516: Tack Coat Specifications, Materials, and Construction Practices provides state agencies across the United States with guidance as they reevaluate their tack coat specifications, the materials they use, and the practices by which the tack coats are placed.… Continue reading Tack Coat Specifications, Materials, and Construction Practices

2018, Alaska, Asphalt Pavements

Laying down high-tech pavement: Intelligent Compaction takes guesswork out of density

Article is courtesy of the AGC of Alaska Modern technology is taking the guesswork out of paving the nation’s roads and runways. “Intelligent Compaction” refers to compaction of road materials such as asphalt, soils or aggregate bases using modern vibratory rollers equipped with an integration of high-precision positioning systems, accelerometers and onboard computer systems. The… Continue reading Laying down high-tech pavement: Intelligent Compaction takes guesswork out of density

2017, Alaska, People

Member Profile – Knik Construction Co.

Article Courtesy of the AGC of Alaska Company builds infrastructure to keep Alaskans connected For more than 40 years, Knik Construction Co. has been connecting Alaska’s communities and people through building infrastructure. As a general heavy construction company, it specializes in complex, logistically challenging projects in hard-to-reach places, not only in Alaska but in locations… Continue reading Member Profile – Knik Construction Co.

2017, Alaska, Pavement Treatments

Alaska Tests Surface Coatings for High-Friction Effectiveness

Article is courtesy of the AGC of Alaska A tan-colored surface installed on Southcentral Alaska road­ways last summer might look like an odd patch job, but the Alaska Department of Transportation & Pub­lic Facilities is researching whether this surface - an advanced high-fric­tion surface treatment - could pro­vide a better future for Alaska roads. The tan-colored… Continue reading Alaska Tests Surface Coatings for High-Friction Effectiveness