Keeping the wheel steady on America’s roads and highways has become increasingly challenging as drivers encounter potholes and pavement deterioration. One-third of the nation’s major urban roadways – highways and major streets that are the main routes for commuters and commerce – are in poor condition. These critical links in the nation’s transportation system […]
Rubberized Asphalt Pavement
Over the past decade, researchers in the U.S. have tried to develop an approach that will allow the introduction of rubberized asphalt pavement in a way that is both cost-effective and free of the engineering challenges that have limited the use of crumb rubber modifiers (CRM) in the past.
CRM has proven to last longer […]
Highway & Bridge Construction Employment Up 2.4% in July
Contractors hired an additional 8,800 workers compared to July 2017, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Highway and bridge construction employment increased by 2.4 percent in July, the fourth consecutive year of gains during the seventh month. Contractors hired an […]
US Construction Spending and Value
The value of all US construction put in place in July edged 0.1% higher to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.3 trillion, even as the Commerce Department revised most June and May estimates lower. Total construction spending since the first of the year (not seasonally adjusted) is 5.2% higher […]
About seven out of every 100 miles of States Infrastructure are in poor condition; 9% of bridges nationwide are structurally deficient, meaning that they are in need of some repair; and 17% of dams in the country have a high hazard potential — meaning a functional failure would result in the loss of life.
24/7 Wall Street created an […]
2018 Trending Towards Huge Growth for Construction Industry
Alison Premo Black, senior vice president and chief economist at the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) presented a webinar on what the construction industry has seen in the first half of 2018 and what to expect as the year rolls on.
According to the webinar, total […]
A recent asphalt project on 1-39 Sin Beloit, WI successfully laid a rubberized asphalt surface using the dry process application method with chemically engineered crumb rubber.
Barrington, Illinois-based Asphalt Plus, LLC prepared and supplied the Asphalt+ rubberized asphalt project which was put down during night paving with an outside temperature of 41 degrees.
To prepare the […]
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $677 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total $3.2 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States.
The 241 grants will fund 346 infrastructure grants projects that include runways, taxiways, aprons, and terminals. […]
The Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) and Related Appropriations Subcommittee June 5 unanimously approved legislation that would boost federal highway investment by $1.8 billion in FY 2019. This growth would come on top of a $3.4 billion increase in FY 2018 and result in a 12.2 percent increase over the last two […]
Redmond Clark, president of Asphalt Plus L.L.C. spoke at the 34th Clemson University Global Tire Conference in regards to the benefits of using Dry Process crumb rubber modified asphalt.
“The window of opportunity is open, but it won’t remain open, because more aggressive industries will beat us to it,” said Redmond Clark.
With more than 50 percent […]