SPR 12-435 Asphalt Pavement Durability

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This research will consider the changes recently made in the asphalt mix design process to evaluate the effectiveness of the changes. It is supposed that these changes would produce a more durable pavement. As methods and materials evolve over time, the primary focus of asphalt mix design remains unchanged; to design a mix that optimizes performance while minimizing cost. In 2009 the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet made changes to its asphalt mix design process. This change allowed for more asphalt binder to be included in the mix. While this change did increase the cost of materials used, it is believed that the change also improved long-term performance of the asphalt pavements designed with this new modification. The Kentucky Transportation Center has been asked to evaluate this mix design change, as well as any other changes in asphalt mix design that could potentially increase asphalt durability.
Effective start/end date7/1/136/30/14


  • KY Transportation Cabinet


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