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Flexible Pavement Rehabilitation Using Asphalt Rubber Combinations – A Progress Report
Doty, Robert N.  
January, 1988  
Key Words:
Flexible pavement rehabilitation strategies
Several flexible pavement rehabilitation strategies incorporating asphalt-rubber were used experimentally on a project
in northeastern California in the fall of 1983.  Included were rubberized dense-graded asphalt concrete (AC) overlays
containing binder then being marketed by the Arizona Refining Company, PlusRide dense-graded AC overlays, and four
thicknesses of conventional dense-graded AC overlays were placed on a stress absorbing membrane interlayer.  In
addition, two sections of double stress absorbing membrane (SAM) and one section of conventional (single) SAM were
Distress began to develop in the conventional dense-graded AC within one year in the form of raveling, rutting, and
cracking.  This distress has become more extensive and more severe during subsequent years.  Distress has also
developed in the other overlays and surface treatments.  To date, however all the asphalt-rubber combinations are
performing equal to or better than equivalent or greater thickness of conventional dense-graded asphalt concrete.
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