FHWA video series highlights asphalt pavement principles

FHWA video series highlights asphalt pavement principles

NAPA supported development of online video series focuses on
best practices for pavement smoothness, durability and long life

LANHAM, MD — The new “Asphalt Pavement Principles” online video series from the Federal Highway Administration highlights the innovation and collaboration that go into modern asphalt pavements. Developed with the cooperation of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), the videos feature engineers, academics and other industry figures discussing best practices for pavement performance.

The three videos in the series, viewable on the FHWA YouTube channel, are:

“More than 18 billion tons of asphalt pavement mixture is in place on U.S. roads, and more than 375 million tons of new asphalt pavement mixture is placed annually as part of pavement construction, maintenance, preservation, and rehabilitation activities,” said Dr. Richard Willis, Vice President for Engineering, Research, and Technology at NAPA. “As these videos show, long-lasting, high-performing asphalt pavements are the result of collaborative partnerships between researchers, manufacturers, paving contractors and agencies.”

“These videos help agencies and paving contractors alike better understand how to design and build asphalt pavements in a way that improves pavement performance and service life,” said NAPA 2019 Chairman John Harper, senior vice president at Construction Partners Inc. in Dothan, AL. “Attention to best practices and applying innovative technologies and materials are an important part of ensuring the traveling public gets the highest level of performance that asphalt pavements can deliver.”

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