The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) created the Everyday Counts (EDC) program to promote ready-to-use strategies for the improvement of the transportation systems throughout the United States. In 2017, EDC-4 included the use of pavement preservation strategies (i.e. HMA overlays). As part of this effort, the agency developed a free mobile device app loaded with a… Continue reading FHWA rolls out free inspection checklist app
Utahns recognize that the state per-gallon gasoline tax doesn’t pay for all the road needs and that sales tax is diverted to roads, but they don’t like the idea of raising the gas tax, and they really don’t like the idea of charging tolls on some major roads, a new Analytics survey finds. But like… Continue reading How should your state fund road needs?
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
The Pavement Preservation workshop took place on May 1 – 2, 2018 at the Manoa Grand Ballroom in Honolulu. Just over 60 people attended from the FHWA, all 4 HDOT Districts, the 4 Counties, and industry. Master of ceremonies Casey Abe, for the Hawaii DOT welcomed everyone to the workshop. Dr. Adrian Ricardo Archilla from the… Continue reading FHWA Pavement Preservation Workshop – May 2018
The 2018 NCAT (National Center for Asphalt Technology) Test Track Conference was held Auburn, Alabama on March 27 to 29. The conference was attended by over 250 people including staff from sponsoring Departments of Transportation, other test track sponsors, vendors, and several State Asphalt Pavement Associations. Accelerated pavement testing (APT) is conducted at the test… Continue reading 2018 NCAT Test Track Conference
Murray Boulevard is a major arterial best known for being the access to Bowerman Drive, the main entrance to Nike World Headquarters where thousands of employees work on a sprawling campus that would make many prestigious colleges jealous. To asphalt pavement engineers Murray Boulevard is important not because of its famous tenant, but because of… Continue reading Murray Boulevard Case Study
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
HAPI and HAPI members DC Asphalt Services, Inc. and SealMaster Hawaii, contributed articles in June/July 2017 issue of Building Management Hawaii magazine. Their readers own, manage, and maintain facilities and buildings. Articles (click on the title to see article): Maintaining, Protecting and Preserving Your Asphalt Pavement by Kia Kamauu Plant Operations Manager SealMaster Hawaii Re-Surfacing: What Does… Continue reading HAPI Members Featured in Building Management Magazine Hawaii