Caltrans covers the basics of concrete, asphalt pavement applications

Updated Mar 17, 2017

Caltrans Concrete ScreenshotThe California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has created a video to offer the public guidance on the differences between concrete and asphalt pavements, including how they’re made and the applications in which they are used.

For example, the agency uses concrete in cities and mountain passes for “high-truck traffic, chains and studded tires,” and asphalt on about two-thirds of the state’s highway system because of cost and fast curing time.