Innovative asphalt pavement transforms Calif. highway

09/30/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

California's $650 million Interstate 710 Long Life Pavement Project has transformed some of the highway's bumpy pavement into what some observers say is the smoothest ride in the state. The state used a sophisticated asphalt mixture that is layered nearly a foot on top of the old concrete to resurface the highway. The pavement is expected to last 30 years with regular maintenance, compared to a decade for typical asphalt pavement.

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