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Publication Number: FHWA-SA-96-015
Date: April 1996
Do your research plans call for samples of materials used in the original Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) asphalt studies? To make sure the material will be available when you need it, request samples now from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Materials Reference Library (MRL).
The volume of materials expected to come to MRL from the long-term pavement performance (LTPP) program and other studies, such as WesTrack, will exceed the amount of storage space available. FHWA is thusplanning to reduce the amount of surplus materials stored at MRL. "We've got a tremendous excess of some materials," says Aramis López, FHWA Pavement Performance Division.
The surplus materials (see below) are available for the asking, while supplies last. There is no charge for the materials; you pay only for shipping.
MRL has more than 1,000 m2 (12,000 ft2) of environmentally controlled storage space. Initially a storehouse for the asphalt binders and aggregates studied as part of SHRP, MRL now serves as a central repository for a broad range of pavement materials.
A computer data base is used to keep track of MRL's extensive inventory. The data base also stores information on the material type, source, and amount, as well as its location in the warehouse.
To request materials from MRL, contcact Rod Soulé at 702-358-7574 (fax: 702-329-5098).
Excess SHRP Aggregates
RJ minus #4 (RJ-2)
RK minus 6.25 mm (RK-5)
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