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Here’s Mud in your mouth: How a snack company developed a road-themed lineup

Here’s Mud in your mouth: How a snack company...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 05, 2014

Blame it on Grandma. “My grandmother had a snack mix she called Gravel,” relates Daren Rexroad (but please call him “Rex”), ...

Prices of construction materials on the rise

Prices of construction materials on the rise

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Jul 29, 2014

Overall prices of construction materials are on the rise according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Labor. ...

It’s so hot at Yellowstone National Park the roads are melting

It’s so hot at Yellowstone National Park the...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 11, 2014

What the road crew at Yellowstone National Park has on its hands is not a routine patch job. A 3.3-mile loop ...

Yellowstone heat melts roadway

Yellowstone heat melts roadway

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 10, 2014

A 3.3-mile loop drive in Yellowstone National Park is temporarily closed after the park’s thermal geology began melting the asphalt, ...

VIDEO: How Arizona DOT turns old tires into asphalt

VIDEO: How Arizona DOT turns old tires into asphalt

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Apr 25, 2014

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has been using rubberized asphalt on state highways for more than a quarter of ...

Nominate an asphalt project for NAPA’s awards program

Nominate an asphalt project for NAPA’s awards program

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Apr 02, 2014

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has begun accepting nominations for its Quality in Construction and Operational Excellence Awards. To make ...

NAPA President Mike Acott inducted into Asphalt Pavement Hall of Fame

NAPA President Mike Acott inducted into Asphalt...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Feb 05, 2014

On Wednesday, National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) President Mike Acott took his place in the Asphalt Pavement Hall of Fame. The ...

NAPA/FHWA survey finds increased use of warm-mix asphalt, recycled asphalt

NAPA/FHWA survey finds increased use of warm-mix...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jan 31, 2014

The use of warm-mix asphalt (WMA), recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) is on the rise, according ...

Four common pavement preservation myths

Four common pavement preservation myths

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Jan 17, 2014

The International Pavement Management Association (IPMA) has set the record straight with its video about pavement preservation myths. Blair Barnhardt, accredited ...

25 Days of RollOuts: Wirtgen’s concrete/asphalt milling drum

25 Days of RollOuts: Wirtgen’s concrete/asphalt...

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Dec 26, 2013

Wirtgen’s Hamm H251 VC combination concrete/asphalt milling drum with a vibrating roller – a.k.a. “crusher drum” – destroys material underfoot ...

25 Days of RollOuts: Volvo DD110B asphalt compactor

25 Days of RollOuts: Volvo DD110B asphalt compactor

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Dec 23, 2013

Volvo’s DD110B asphalt compactor, which replaced the DD90, features larger drums, more amplitude, higher frequency, increased centrifugal force and more ...

Reusing Shingles for the Road

Reusing Shingles for the Road

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Nov 18, 2013

Recycling shingles for use on roads is nothing new. They can prevent potholes and slow binder aging. And though recycled ...

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