Installation Report: Evaluation of Asphalt Additives

Report No: 87-R29

Published in 1987

About the report:

Five asphalt additives that are supposed to improve the stability and flexibility characteristics of asphalt concrete were installed in pavement test sections on Route 58 in Halifax County. Polymers, latex rubbers, and a diatomaceous deposit were used, and a control section was included that contained hydrated lime. The preliminary results of various field and laboratory tests are described. There were no major construction problems and all materials are performing satisfactorily.

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.


Other Authors

G. W. Maupin, Jr., P.E.

Last updated: December 30, 2023

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