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Driving America For Better Roads:

Saving America’s Crumbling Roads With
Less Money 
and Even Less Carbon Footprint

Did you know that asphalt is the number one recycled product in America, yet only we only recycle 3% of our roads “in-place”. In place asphalt recycling is a method of taking the existing roadway and turning it back into a usable road, without having to haul the old roadbed back to the landfill site. There is absolutely no need to mill up 200 million year-old rocks and haul them 50 miles or more back to the hot-mixed asphalt plant. If you want to learn more about the process of in-place asphalt recycling, we have 40 episodes of FREE technical training filmed on sites with beautiful vistas and spectacular scenery.

Some state engineers have used in-place asphalt recycling to save over $600 million for their agency, yet some states keep doing things the same way with conventional rehabilitation techniques. This is a travesty! To make matters worse, even though it has long been proven by FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) that preserving roads costs less in the long run, only 10% of the traveling public is even aware of how this works.

For decades, your Driving America For Better Roads Host, Blair Barnhardt, has travelled relentlessly across America teaching agency engineers and university learners about the THREE-LEGGED STOOL SYSTEM:

Pavement Preservation

Spending $1 per square yard today will save $8-$10 per square yard down the road! PROVEN by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

In-Place Asphalt Recycling

The three primary methods of in-place asphalt recycling are: hot in-place asphalt recycling, cold in-place asphalt recycling, and full-depth reclamation. With these three techniques, there is no need to ever do conventional rehabilitation again.

Pavement Management

With the new Transportation Bill (MAP-21) agency engineers with MPOs (Metropolitan Planning Organizations) will lose a portion of their federal highway funding if they don’t have a pro-active pavement management system by 2015.