Did you know…?
The United States has more than 2.6 million miles of paved roads and highways. Ninety-three percent of those are surfaced with asphalt. Many are full-depth asphalt pavements; others are asphalt overlays used to restore the performance of deteriorating concrete pavements.
Asphalt is America’s most recycled material. Reclaimed asphalt is not just reusable as a “black rock” – the asphalt cement in the reclaimed pavement is reactivated to become an integral part of the new pavement. The recycled asphalt cement replaces part of the new asphalt cement required for the pavement, reducing costs for road agencies.
Asphalt pavements are easy to maintain, quick to construct, and provide a safe, smooth, quiet ride. Asphalt pavements simply provide the greatest level of drivability at the most economical price.