Better Roads

March 2014

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Better Roads March 2014 19 were evaluated and provide improve- ments in the properties of the binder," D'Angelo writes. In the fi eld: Producing, paving and bumping up the grade Wayne Marshall, corporate quality control manager for Reeves Construction Co., Greenville, S.C., and his company operates 22 asphalt plants in Georgia. Reeves and other contractors in Georgia have suc- cessfully produced and paved more than 500,000 tons of rubberized asphalt since 2007, Marshall says, adding that there have not been any unusual performance issues with those pavements. Reeves owns and operates several ma- chines that can blow dry, fi nely ground Smooth as glass. 7H[W,1)2WRRUYLVLWZZZEHWWHUURDGVFRPLQIR Reeves Wins ARTBA Award Reeves Construction Co. recently won the 2013 Globe Award from American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) for a project on Highway 247 in Bibb and Houston counties in Georgia. Reeves says its West Division, in collabora- tion with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and Rubber Asphalt Solutions (RAS) set the green standard for asphalt paving with this project. The project consisted of 5.18 miles of milling and repaving the existing roadway. All of the performance graded PG 76-22 binder used in these mixes was modified with ground tire rub- ber of up to 10 percent of the total asphaltic cement content. A total of 27,250 tons of crumb rubber modified asphalt pavement was placed across four lanes from Echeconnee Creek to Liberty Church Road through Bibb and Houston Counties, Georgia. This included a total of nearly 311,000 lbs. of processed tire rubber. All of the 12.5-mm SP dense-graded mix was produced with 24-percent recycled asphalt pavement (RAP).

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