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Evaluation of “Plus RideTM” (Rubber Modified Plant Mixed Bituminous Surface Mixture)
Author(s):
Allen, Harvey S., Minnesota DOT  
Origin:
Minnesota  
Date:
March, 1986  
Categories:
Performance  
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Summary:
“PlusRide TM” is a rubber modified plant mixed bituminous wearing course that is advertised as having unique de-icing
ability.  This product was developed in Sweden and is patented in the U.S.  The license to sell this product is held by All
Seasons Surfacing Corp. of Bellevue, WA.  Rubber ground from old tires is used to replace some of the fine aggregate
material in the bituminous mixture.  This mixture is advertised to have elastic deformation under wheel loadings that will
cause the ice layer to crack.  Wind created by passing vehicles is reported to clear the surface.
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