Rubber Modified Asphalt Mix

Report No: 86-R17

Published in 1985

About the report:

This report summarizes the design and field installation of an asphalt mix containing up to 3.0% closed cell rubber by weight of the mix. The performance is discussed as well as possible reasons for the early failure of the mix. Suggestions are made for avoiding failures if it is decided to use rubber modified mixes in the future.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Charles S. Hughes, P.E.

Last updated: February 10, 2024

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