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Engineered Crumb Rubber Feeding Process: Upper Michigan Project

Elastiko ECR projects and demonstrations are heating up this summer! Check out our video (below) showing the ElastikoR Engineered Crumb Rubber Feeding Process (ECR) for a highway paving project in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This project will further verify the performance of dry process crumb rubber modified asphalt in cold climates.  Stay tuned […]

By |June 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Engineered Crumb Rubber Feeding Process: Upper Michigan Project

Upper Michigan Rubberized Asphalt Project

Researchers at Michigan Tech are working with the Upper Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and the Dickinson County Road Commission to test a new type of asphalt. Zhanping You, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Michigan Tech helped to secure a $650,000 grant which was partially funded by the Michigan […]

By |June 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Upper Michigan Rubberized Asphalt Project

Asphalt Plus Paving Their Way Forward

Asphalt Plus LLC has been extremely busy supplying existing projects and setting up demonstrations for Elastiko ECR all over the US.  In the next 4 weeks alone, we will conduct 3 major trials for 3 different States!  And, we have several more schedule for later this summer, so stay tuned!  

To learn how Elastiko […]

By |June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Asphalt Plus Paving Their Way Forward

Dry Process Rubberized Asphalt Schematic

Over the past decade, researchers in the U.S. have tried to develop an approach that will allow the introduction of dry process 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 […]

By |April 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Dry Process Rubberized Asphalt Schematic

$90B Revenue Increase for Highway Trust Fund

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) released a five-year budget proposal that allows Congress to enact nearly $90 billion in new highway user taxes just to keep the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) solvent through 2024.

Dry Process Project

Consideration of the budget in committee is slated to begin by March 27. Movement of the […]

By |April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on $90B Revenue Increase for Highway Trust Fund

2019 Oklahoma Asphalt Pavement Conference

Asphalt Plus invites you to stop by booth 1 at the 2019 Oklahoma Asphalt Pavement Conference in Norman, OK on February 24th-26th to learn how Elastiko® can help reduce costs on your next project.  

Elastiko® Provides comparable performance to terminal blended GTR & polymer modification;

*Provides better compaction & density;

*Eliminates the need for special, onsite […]

By |February 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on 2019 Oklahoma Asphalt Pavement Conference

Calculating the Cost of Road Maintenance

Network Optimization

RoadResource.org features different calculators that help asset managers figure out how to optimize their network and cost of road maintenance. Each calculator helps managers to apply smart strategies that can stretch their resources further.

Which Treatment is Best for Road Maintenance:

The Pavement Criteria tool is designed to explore cost-effective solutions to pavement at varying […]

By |January 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Calculating the Cost of Road Maintenance

Federal Transportation Grants Give $1.5B to States for 2019

Federal transportation grants that were announced Tuesday will help widen roads in Kentucky, Louisiana and Montana, fix Metro station platforms in the Washington suburbs, restore masonry arches on the Brooklyn Bridge, and build bus-washing facilities in New Mexico and Iowa.

The federal funds will also link cars electronically to hundreds of miles of roadways in Colorado […]

By |December 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Federal Transportation Grants Give $1.5B to States for 2019

Voters Approve $30+ Billion Worth of Transportation Initiatives

Voters in 31 states Nov. 6 once again showed their support for transportation initiatives investments, approving 272, or 79%, of 346 state and local ballot measures. In total, the approved initiatives are expected to generate over $30 billion in one-time and recurring revenue, according to the analysis conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders […]

By |November 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Voters Approve $30+ Billion Worth of Transportation Initiatives

One-Third of America’s Urban Roadways in Poor Condition

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 […]

By |October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on One-Third of America’s Urban Roadways in Poor Condition