Better Roads

August 2014

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DRIVABILITY IF A CAR DRIVES ON THE ROAD AND NO ONE HEARS IT, THAT'S The APA is a partnership of the Asphalt Institute, National Asphalt Pavement Association and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations. To reduce road noise and help keep neighborhoods quiet, asphalt pavement engineers have developed special mixes like open- graded/fine-graded surfaces, as well as modified, rubberized and stone-matrix asphalt that can lead to pavement-tire noise reductions as great as 7 decibels. * No wonder 83% of engineers, developers, transportation officials and other key stakeholders chose asphalt as the quieter ride. ** Smoother, quieter, fewer delays… that's drivability. That's asphalt. L E A R N M O R E A T W W W . D R I V E A S P H A L T . O R G Text INFO to 205-289-3789 or visit

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