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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-97-148

User Guidelines for Waste and Byproduct Materials in Pavement Construction


This user guideline manual presents the results of research conducted for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on the use of waste and byproduct materials in pavement construction. This document will be of interest to highway engineers and materials engineers, as well as waste and byproduct producers and others involved in decision-making regarding the use of waste and byproduct materials in pavements.

This document is a concise compilation of available information on 19 waste and byproduct materials and guidelines for their use (where appropriate) in 6 pavement construction applications. General information on evaluating the suitability of a waste or byproduct material for use in pavement construction, including engineering evaluation, environmental issues, and cost issues, is also provided.

The looseleaf format of this manual allows for updates and revisions as more information becomes available. The manual will also be available in electronic format on CD-ROM and will be accessible via the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) Web site.

Charles J. Nemmers, P.E.

Director, Office of Engineering

Research and Development


This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The United States Government assumes no liability for its contents or use thereof. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.

The United States Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trade and manufacturers' names appear in this report only because they are considered essential to the object of the document.


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