QD001P – Equivalent Designs of Concrete vs. Asphalt

In a 30 year life-cycle cost analysis, concrete can cost almost 50% less than an equivalently designed asphalt pavement.
Innovative surface texturing techniques are producing concrete pavements as quite as typical hot mix asphalt pavements.
Did you know porous asphalt pavements are high-cost alternatives to concrete pavement resurfacing techniques?
Durability problems with asphalt pavements results in perpetual maintenance.
Tire and road noise can be controlled!  Here are the realities of selecting asphalt to address the problem of urban noise.
Learn why concrete is cooler than other surfaces… and why that’s important in a growing number of urban areas.
Differences in surface friction between concrete and asphalt have dramatic effects on skid performance.
A recent study showed trucks require about 6.9% more fuel to travel on asphalt vs. concrete.   See how this also affects harmful air emissions.
Some simple truths about the reflectivity of concrete … and why concrete pavement is not only safer but less costly to illuminate than asphalt.
Here’s why concrete pavements are a better resurfacing choice than asphalt.

This flyer describes some of the environmental features and benefits of concrete.

Learn how concrete pavements can reduce workzone fatalities and injuries, as well as why they’re safer than asphalt pavements.
The speed at which asphalt roadways are constructed, along with frequent maintenance requirements, is costing you time and money.
Here are even more ways concrete pavements help conserve natural resources, as well as why they’re better for the environment than asphalt.
Learn why the durability of concrete pavements could potentially save lives, reduce gasoline consumption, save money on vehicle repairs, and help clear congestion.
Here’s why state and local agencies are turning to concrete to make better use of limited funding.
For those considering public-private partnerships, here is some straight talk about the economic benefits of concrete pavements.
QD020P-4 – Interstate 5 Corridor in California
Learn how the rigidity of concrete pavements can reduce gasoline consumption, save money, and reduce the environmental footprint of various roadways that are being constructed or reconstructed across the United States.
Here’s how the appropriate “Mix of Fixes” can maximize the serviceability of a
roadway network while also minimizing agency costs.
The U.S. transportation infrastructure has fueled economic prosperity for generations past,
but will it keep the nation competitive in the global marketplace of the future?
Learn how the choice of road materials can save fuel and reduce our dependence on oil imports.
Forecasting asphalt prices is not a perfect science,
nor is it a problem with easy solutions. So what can be done?
Learn how concrete pavements can reduce gasoline consumption, save money, and reduce the environmental footprint of various streets that are being constructed or reconstructed across the United States.
Concrete’s lighter color makes it cooler than asphalt. This reduces energy needs, carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and global warming!
QD028P – Concrete Pavements: The Right Choice Beneath Your Tires
 
Provides a brief and very basic overview of some of the major features and benefits of concrete pavements, as well as key strengths of our industry. The key focal areas are durability, value, preservation, sustainability, and innovation.
QD029 – Cost and Performance of Streets and Roads
 
Pavement type selection for streets and roadways just got easier. In addition to costs and performance considerations, this literature also cites some surprising aesthetic considerations that may have a dramatic effect on downtown revitalization plans.
QD030 – Sustainability Considerations for Streets and Roads
 
Long before there was a “green” movement, many people recognized the significant impact that pavement type selection can have on the environment around us. This literature examines some important considerations when considering pavement type in urban, suburban, and exurban settings.
QD031 – Life-Cycle Costs of Streets and Roads
 
Initial costs of pavements are becoming increasingly competitive, as many MPO’s, cities, counties, and townships are finding out. Even so, a growing number of agencies/owners are looking beyond those competitive first costs to find even greater savings over the intended design life of the pavements. This literature explores the basic considerations used to determine the objective life-cycle costs of pavement systems.
QD032 – Concrete Overlays
 

The increased use of concrete overlays might have you asking some questions.
Here are some facts about concrete overlay trends and a list of useful resources.

QD033 – Two Pavement System
 
Competition between industries can lower unit costs, allowing highway agencies to do more with their budgets.
QD034 – How Much do Concrete Overlays Cost?
  The increased use of concrete overlays might have you asking some questions.
Here are some facts about concrete overlay costs