Quality roads and a strong transportation infrastructure are critical elements of a healthy community. We must invest in our streets and bridges, as well as provide our citizens with good jobs from strong businesses that support the local economy. >>Asphalt plants can be good neighbors!
Alternatives to asphalt roads, such as concrete or neglect, cost the taxpayers much more in the long-run. The impacts of traffic congestion and unsafe roads result in lost time, more fuel, greater emission, and more road fatalities. >>Economic impacts of asphalt
“RAP: Stockpile Emissions and Leachate” (SR 190). As communities and increasingly regulatory agencies look at potential impacts associated with RAP stockpiles, this updated publication provides credible scientific studies which reinforces RAP’s inert nature.
“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.
The EPA and Colorado Department of Health and Environment heavily regulate and monitor the asphalt plants in Colorado. These facilities are tested regularly to ensure that they follow best management practices and operate within the permit restrictions. >>Emissions study summary
Porous asphalt pavement is actually shown to improve water quality. These pavements are an important aspect of stormwater management and help reduce runoff, conserving water and promoting infiltration. Read more…
The emissions from asphalt batch plants do not pose an environmental hazard. There is no evidence that the very low levels of emissions from hot mix asphalt facilities pose any health risk to humans. >>Asphalt plants
Smooth asphalt roads are shown to greatly reduce crashes and fatalities, and offer the least amount of splash and spray kicked up by vehicles. Read more…
Asphalt is the quiet pavement option, often resulting in noise reduction from three to 10 decibels. >>Sustainability of asphalt
Asphalt pavement is composed of 95% natural rock and sand, and only 5% asphalt. Its fumes are considered “non-toxic” and are not classified as a human carcinogen.
As it gets colder in Colorado and across the country we will see more Asphalt Paving Materials produced with WMA additives or processes. This is just another effort from the Asphalt industry to produce a high quality, environmentally friendly product for our nations roadways, parking lots, bike paths and airports.
Asphalt, 100% recyclable and the most recycled product on the planet! ... See MoreSee Less
It is time to be thinking about safety! We have many people out on our roadways day and night. Drivers "Give them and Break" the faster they are done the less time you spend in traffic.
Find an alternate route not yelling at the construction workers because your frustrated! ... See MoreSee Less
“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