Cost Estimate of B vs. C Grade Asphalt Binders

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Summary:

Local agencies are wanting more data on Grade B vs. Grade C asphalt binders, specifically cost vs. performance. This study will evaluate the various asphalt binders under a range of temperatures, conduct a benefit-cost analysis (initial cost of binder vs. reduction in crack maintenance) and provide recommendations on when to use, specifically for lower volume roads. Researchers will review performance data and review case studies.

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