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Asphalt-Rubber Open-Graded Friction Course, I-5, Vancouver Vicinity


This report describes the construction of experimental asphalt- rubber and polymer-asphalt open-graded friction course overlays on Interstate 5 in Vancouver, Washington. A 1200 foot section of conventional open-graded pavement was included as a control section. Evaluations will be conducted over a period of three years to measure the performance of the rubber and polymer sections against the control section of conventional open-graded pavement.

Initial observations and tests show no significant differences between the control and the asphalt-rubber and polymer sections.


  • Date Published: September, 1987
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 131.1
  • Last Modified: August 30, 2007
  • Author: Keithh W. Anderson.
  • Originator: Washington (State). Dept. of Transportation.
  • # of Pages: 13 p., 274 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Asphalt pavements, Asphalt rubber, Evaluation, Friction course, Friction materials, Open graded aggregates, Overlays (Pavements), Polymer asphalt.
  • Keywords: Asphalt pavement, overlays, open-graded, rubber, polymer, I-5, Vancouver (Wash.)
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This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008