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August 17, 2017
 
 

Asphalt Fact #35

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In just a few months, asphalt turned one of America's seven worst roads into one of the smoothest — and did it economically.

The transformation of the "dreaded, dreadful, deadly" I-55 in Louisiana was accomplished in just seven months by rubblizing the worn-out concrete highway and using it as the base for a Perpetual Pavement asphalt overlay. Since I-55 is a hurricane evacuation route, only one lane at a time was closed to traffic. The project delivered a cloudlike ride, early completion, tremendous cost efficiencies, and a new pavement structure with a long life expectancy.

 

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