Virginia tests new asphalt and concrete mix on roads

A 1.7-mile stretch in Prince William County might portend the future of roads in Northern Virginia.

The Virginia Department of Transportation has refinished a section of the Route 234 bypass with a material called porous friction course, an asphalt-concrete mix that better absorbs road noise and drains water more easily than a typical road surface. The Manassas area section, between Balls Ford Road and Sudley Manor Drive, is a test case. If successful, the surface could be used on other VDOT roads, including Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway, officials said.

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Published in: on October 17, 2008 at 7:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

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