Asphalt FACT #76
WHEN TRAVELING ON SMOOTH PAVEMENTS, TRUCK TIRES DON'T BOUNCE.
Truck tires rolling along on smooth asphalt pavement don't deliver the kind of impact loading they would on a rougher pavement. Some experts estimate that a 25% increase in smoothness yields a 9% - 10% increase in the life of a pavement. So, not only are smooth pavements more comfortable, they also are more economical.
Check out this video from the Asphalt Pavement Alliance to see why Smoothness Matters!