MATC visits since 1988
The MATC has deployed technologies and shared information on asphalt test methods and practices with the asphalt pavement community for more than 30 years. The circles on the interactive map show the FHWA project, visit date, location, and other information on all of the 162 site visits through 2020. The map is also searchable for the following mixture type information, as shown in the legend below.
|RAP||Reclaimed asphalt pavement|
|RAS||Recycled asphalt shingles|
|SMA||Stone matrix aggregate mix design|
|WMA||Warm mix asphalt|
|Hi-RAP||High percentage of RAP (30% plus)|
|PMA||Polymer modified asphalt|
|ARB||Asphalt rubber base|
|PRS||Performance related specification project|
The MATC provides a unique and crucial link between agencies, private industry, and academia by encouraging and supporting agencies in adopting innovations.
All locations are approximate.
How can I request that the Mobile Asphalt Technology Center (MATC) visit my State?
Reach out to the MATC Program Manager (email@example.com)! There are many ways that the MATC can support other Federal partners:
- Providing information on asphalt technologies and materials
- Offering training sessions and field demonstrations as part of a scheduled Open House
- Sharing of case examples and practices
These partners could include agencies such as the US Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Maritime Administration, and more.
For FHWA Division Offices and FHWA Federal Lands Highway Divisions, our introductory conversation will include the State DOT to establish which technologies are of interest in your State; how a visit typically works in terms of in-person meetings/tours, training and sampling; and general scheduling information.
Also, the MATC offers a Rotational Program for FHWA Division Office and FHWA Federal Lands Highway Division engineers interested in expanding their experience with asphalt materials, mixture, and field testing. This real-time education is effective in that the program uses the host State DOT's (or AASHTO, if host State does not have) specifications and materials. In addition, the FHWA DO Rotational Program has been revamped to include a formal syllabus for the 2-week learning opportunity as part of the MATC project site visits. The objectives of the rotational assignment are to:
- Develop a fundamental knowledge of pavement field activities including: pavement mix design, work site safety, construction/materials specifications, materials testing, inspection, and evaluation of quality data (from both testing and inspection);
- Acquire hands-on experience with new and innovative technologies used for pavement mixture design, sampling, testing, and pavement construction;
- Promote national initiatives and facilitate technology transfer activities supported by the MATC; and
- Empower the rotational assignment participants to better identify opportunities for their home State DOT and industry partners to more independently assist in strengthening or improving the performance of pavements.
If you are interested in an assignment with the FHWA DO rotational program, please contact the MATC Program Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
State DOT employees
Reach out to the FHWA Division Office's Pavement and Materials Engineer in your State, who will schedule a discussion with the MATC Program Manager to learn about your agency's interests and needs and how the MATC visit would benefit your stakeholders. Our introductory conversation will include the FHWA Division Office to establish which technologies are of interest in your State; how a visit typically works in terms of in-person meetings/tours, trainings and sampling; and general scheduling information.
Private or academic stakeholders
Consult with the FHWA Division Office's Pavement and Materials Engineer in your State, along with your State DOT, about their interest. We work closely with the project hot mix asphalt producer, paving contractor, and the State DOT on each visit. If the State is interested in pursuing a MATC visit, have the FHWA Division Office Pavement and Materials Engineer contact the MATC Program Manager and we will begin to define your interests and make arrangements!
Events in 2020
On-Site Project Visits
The MATC visits active field construction projects at the State DOT's request. Each field visit typically lasts about three weeks. The State DOT selects which project(s) will be visited and assists with arranging the logistics for locating the trailer on site. The goal is for the MATC to visit five projects during a typical performance year.
In the preparation and conductance of a project site visit, the chart shows the activities that take place.
To find out more, contact the MATC Program Manager (email@example.com). Confirmed MATC visits to active field construction projects in 2020 include:
January 2020: South Carolina DOT project in Clinton, SC (Open House event on January 29, 2020)
Open House Events
- FHWA Central Federal Lands Highway: Construction Discipline Annual Meeting in Lakewood, CO
- Rocky Mountain Asphalt and Construction Equipment Showcase in Denver, CO
- South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association Conference in Columbia, SC
- MidAtlantic Asphalt Expo in Richmond, VA