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AsPHalt Paving Design Guide


This Asphalt Paving Design Guide has been prepared by the members and staff of the Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association to assist you in understanding asphalt pavement design and construction.


Technical Specifications


For the most current Specifications, check out the Mn/DOT bituminous home page.

Pave Express


The PaveXpress Scoping Tool is a simplified pavement design tool to help engineers and pavement decision-makers analyze pavement structures and create technically sound structural designs



Articles and Flyers


The Economic Value of Pavement Overlay Alternatives

The majority of the US highway roadway system has been completed for many years, thus requiring agency resources to be focused on maintaining and rehabilitating existing pavements. Economic analysis of pavements must consider initial costs, design life, maintenance costs over the life of the pavement and salvage value at the end of its life-cycle. This case study examines five pavement rehabilitation methods for asphalt roadways using equivalent 20-year pavement overlay designs in contrast to the 40-year life cycle designs traditionally used for new construction and full-depth reconstruction. These designs will be judged under the scrutiny of the economic value of the pavement from the beginning to the end of the 20-year pavement life-cycle.

Full Summary


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20 REASONS TO USE ASPHALT (July 2011)

TIRE SCUFFING AND INDENTATIONS OF ASPHALT PAVEMENT (July 2010)

THE FUTURE OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY (May 2007)

CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF AN ASPHALT DRIVEWAY (Aug 2006)

RUBBLIZATION AND ASPHALT PAVEMENT OVERLAY IN FARIBAULT COUNTY (Nov 2005)

ASPHALT – THE STRONG, QUIET PAVEMENT (October 2004)

ASPHALT PAVEMENT IS GRAND AT THE STATE FAIR (August 2004)

PREVENTIVE AND CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE WITH ASPHALT PAVEMENT (June 2004)

ASPHALT IS THE TOP CHOICE FOR AIRPORT RUNWAY PAVEMENTS – FAST FACTS

TOTAL ASPHALT VERSUS GRANULAR BASE

ASPHALT PAVEMENT AS SURFACE TREATMENT