IAPA's 80th Annual Convention

March 13 - 14, 2017

 

Speed of Construction


55 percent of drivers today identify traffic delays due to road construction as the most frustrating part of their driving experience.

Paving with asphalt cuts construction project time significantly and eliminates the long curing times of concrete. Asphalt is ready for traffic right after it is compacted and cooled, meaning that roads don't have to remain closed for curing. Asphalt paving projects can be planned and carried out to take advantage of low-traffic periods, like nights and weekends, minimizing the project's impact on motorists, residences and businesses. As a result of paving with asphalt, traffic flows more smoothly, impact on commerce is minimized, and safety hazards are reduced.

In addition, maintenance is quick, cost-effective, and less disruptive than with concrete pavements.

Asphalt – Faster to Construct and Maintain