Today, more than 94% of the nation’s two million miles of paved streets and highways are surfaced with asphalt pavement, according to the National Asphalt Pavement Association. Asphalt pavements are smooth, cost-effective to construct and maintain, environmentally friendly, and 100% recyclable. They provide a safe and durable surface for all forms of transportation including walking trails, bike paths, bus lanes, roadways and airport runways. >>Asphalt and the environment
Asphalt pavement and production facilities have a surprisingly low carbon footprint. The processing of asphalt pavement produces about 30 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions of comparable concrete pavements, according to the Asphalt Pavement Alliance. And asphalt pavements are America’s most recycled product, with about 100 million tons of asphalt pavement reclaimed each year. Of that, over 95% is reused or recycled, saving taxpayers billions of tax dollars and hundreds of acres of landfill per year.>>Asphalt’s carbon footprint
Asphalt plants are located around the country, often near residential areas, businesses and recreational areas where stone, gravel and sand are available for asphalt production. In Colorado, these production facilities are good corporate citizens who are heavily regulated and monitored by the EPA and by state and local environmental entities, requiring strict emission standards, control systems to prevent dust and smoke, and stringent “visible emissions” regulations. >>Modern Asphalt Plants
“RAP as a Clean Fill Material” (SR 204) provides additional information to assist regulatory agencies in understanding how to use RAP as clean fill material. ... See MoreSee Less
Reducing Roadway Noise Through Mix Selection
Road noise is a genuine concern today. Limited urban space results in developments being built closer to high-volume roadways, and the effects can be heard both day and night. (Link to story) asphaltmagazine.com/mixselectionroadnoise/ ... See MoreSee Less
Go Orange Wednesday, April 5, for Work Zone Safety
Across the country on April 5, people will Go Orange. They'll wear orange in honor of National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. You are invited to also wear orange.
Let's represent! Join your fellow construction professionals by wearing orange on Wednesday, April 5.
By wearing orange, we'll make an important statement across our great state about how important work zone safety is. We'll also honor all who have lost their lives in work zones.
Learn more about National Work Zone Awareness here. ... See MoreSee Less
It is National Work Zone Awareness week, Please respect those persons out there in construction work zones making your drive better.
A few minutes of delay is better than a life time of regret if you cause an accident and injuries to someone in a construction work zone.
Remember, the life you save may be your own. Phones down and pay attention when you drive! ... See MoreSee Less
Whether you're driving, running or cycling through the great Colorado Outdoors, choose asphalt pavements for the SMOOTHEST ride to make your favorite spring activity even better. ... See MoreSee Less