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Use of Asphalt-Rubber on Low-Cost, Low-Volumes Streets: A Review After 13 Years
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Author(s):
Schnormeier, Russell H.
Origin:
Arizona (City of Phoenix)
Date:
1983
Categories:
Cost, Performance
Key Words:
Asphalt rubber, Costs, Economic analysis, Low volume roads, Streets, Surfaces
Summary:
Asphalt-rubber, a new product developed in 1963, was introduced I the pavement maintenance program of the City of
Phoenix in the late 1960s.  In this paper its performance on the city streets after 13 years is reviewed.  A qualitative and
economic analysis concludes that asphalt-rubber, by eliminating maintenance and doubling pavement life, provides a
reasonably good road surface at a reduced overall cost.  The development in the use of asphalt-rubber is reviewed
briefly.  
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