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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-009
Date: December 2012

Extend Your Roadway Network with Asphalt Pavement In–Place Recycling Techniques

Learn about a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to traditional asphalt pavement rehabilitation practices with a new course available from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI), Asphalt Pavement In-Place Recycling Techniques (Course No. FHWA-NHI-131050).

“FHWA supports in-place recycling as a viable option for extending the Nation’s transportation network,” said Lee Gallivan of FHWA.

Developed in partnership with the Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association, the course examines three principal recycling techniques: hot in-place, cold in-place, and full depth reclamation. Participants will learn how to select the appropriate technique for a given set of conditions, including different traffic levels, pavement conditions, and environments; choose project materials; develop suitable specifications; and construct projects effectively, including how to address issues that may impact a project’s constructability.

The course combines two Web-based training modules with 2 days of classroom training. The Web-based lessons introduce pavement evaluation techniques and the three potential recycling techniques, along with the types of equipment commonly used for each. Classroom sessions focus on project and technique selection and justification, materials consideration and mix design, construction specifications, and project control considerations during construction.

The target audience is State and local transportation agency engineers, particularly those staff responsible for selecting and designing asphalt in-place recycling projects, writing effective specifications, or inspecting in-place recycling projects during construction. Contractors, consulting engineers, and industry representatives can also benefit from the course.

For additional information or to schedule the course in your State, visit The cost is $400 per participant, with a minimum class size of 20 and a maximum of 30. To learn more about the course content, contact Lee Gallivan at FHWA, 317-226-7493 (email: For information on FHWA’s Recycling Policy, visit

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Updated: 12/19/2012

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