Europeans like Alabama’s NCAT asphalt test track

Intermat, Day two, written by John Latta


Way down south at Auburn University in Alabama is the NCAT test track, a place where America can test asphalt under real-world conditions. Recent visits by European public and private officials have left the Euros impressed. So, coming soon, a two mile ECAT testing track somewhere in Europe. The idea isn’t simply cost saving, so why do the European countries, never unwilling to drop the gloves and claim superiority one over the other, intend to do this? The idea is that eventually the continent may find a way to agree on a more or less single asphalt standard and the track may be the place where they get together to agree to agree.