Asphalt is the Flexible Choice
Speed of Construction –
Asphalt Crosses the Finish Line First
Paving with asphalt significantly reduces the amount of time spent on road construction projects because it eliminates the need for the long curing period required when paving with PCC pavements.
The cost of keeping motorists stuck in traffic during construction, known in the industry as user delay cost, should be considered in any analysis of life-cycle cost.
When paving with asphalt, rehabilitation work can take place during off-peak hours, nights and weekends, allowing for quick, cost-effective maintenance. Choosing asphalt pavement saves everyone time; less time spent in traffic delays helps to increase overall productivity, which equals dollars saved.
In municipal environments, utility cuts are inevitable. Asphalt pavements are the flexible choice because they can be easily opened and quickly reinstated, without damaging the integrity of the road.
Asphalt Wins the Winter Challenge
Snow removal is not problematic on asphalt pavements. Unlike concrete pavements, there are no joints for plough blades to catch on when ploughing asphalt pavements. Additionally, asphalt pavements tend to move less in winter conditions due to the greater thickness of non-frost susceptible material beneath them.
Snow also melts faster on asphalt and the pavement surface is not damaged by ice-melting chemicals.