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Date: April 2011

Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement in Asphalt Mixtures: State of The Practice


ACTION: Distribution of the FHWA RAP in Asphalt Mixtures
State of the Practice, FHWA-HRT-11-021




Michael F. Trentacoste
Associate Administrator for Research, Development,
and Technology

Reply to:

Attn. of:


A. Copeland, 33097


Associate Administrator for Infrastructure
Associate Administrator for Federal Lands
Associate Administrator for Planning, Environment, & Realty
Directors of Field Services
Director of Office of Technical Services
Federal Lands Highway Division Engineers
Division Administrators


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Infrastructure Research, Development (R&D), in partnership with the Office of Pavement Technology, would like to announce the availability of the Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) in Asphalt Mixtures: State of the Practice report, FHWA-HRT-11-021 dated April 2011.  This report supports FHWA’s recycled materials policy, aimed at advancing the use of recycled materials in highway applications.  The purpose of this report is twofold:  i) inform practitioners about the state of the practice for RAP use in the United States, and ii) provide best practices for increasing the use of RAP in asphalt pavement mixtures while maintaining high-quality pavement infrastructures. 

The RAP in Asphalt Mixtures:  State of the Practice report may be downloaded from the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center website at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/infrastructure/pavements/11021/index.cfm.  Please inform your appropriate State DOT representative of the availability of this report. 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Audrey Copeland in the Office of Infrastructure R&D at Audrey.copeland@dot.gov or Mr. John Bukowski in the Office of Pavement Technology at john.bukowski@dot.gov.

Jorge Pagan, HRDI-1
Cara Fitzgerald, HRDI-1
Jack Youtcheff, HRDI- 10
Mark Swanlund, HRDI- 1
Pete Stephanos, HIPT-1
John Bukowski, HIPT-10


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