Recycled Streets: How to Get Them Built yet Protect Your Budget and the Environment in the Process

APA California, Central Section


Friday, October 3, 2014
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. PDT

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Economics and sustainability go hand in hand when pavements are recycled in-place. Find out how to make your original investment in streets and roads pay off a second time. Agencies have used Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) with cement to stretch maintenance dollars while increasing safety and livability. This program will bring new hope to communities struggling to extend the life of their infrastructure while watching their maintenance budget dollars shrink. Deteriorating roads are a constant challenge for cities and counties. The FDR process rebuilds worn out asphalt pavements by recycling roadways in place. The old asphalt and base are pulverized, mixed with cement and water, and compacted to produce a strong, durable base for either an asphalt or concrete surface. This results in no trips to a landfill, quantifiable fuel savings during the rehabilitation project, fewer trucks needed during construction, lower construction costs, no new aggregate needed, and recognizable sustainability goals enhanced.