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What does America Recycles Day and asphalt have in common?

America Recycles Day is scheduled for November 15, 2019. On this day, people will organize events to help educate people on recycling many different household items. However, BR has played an important role in recycling something you can’t find in your home, but what you drive on. Since the early 1970’s, BR has been incorporating recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) into newly produced asphalt mixtures. When mixed with recycled asphalt, the new mixtures can be as high, or even higher, in quality as pavements made of virgin materials. When you look at it this way, it never loses its value. This sustainability practice has many economic, environmental and societal impacts.

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What’s Underneath My Asphalt? And Why is it Important?

“Winter is coming!” The famous words from the Stark family on Game of Thrones, serve as a warning to always be prepared for what is coming. When it comes to asphalt pavements, annual or bi-annual assessments of your pavement assets are a good way to be prepared for future maintenance and/or rehabilitation.

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Safety Tips For Passing Through a Construction Zone

Chances are, if you are in the Twin Cities metro area in the summertime, you will see a Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR) truck, or employee performing work on a street or parking lot. Most people are attentive and follow traffic signage and speed restrictions while driving through work zones. Not to mention, there are heavy fines associated with not doing so. However, there is also a danger when walking through or near a construction site. The average person may not be aware of these dangers.

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How is Bituminous Roadways Using GPS Technology to Make Asphalt Paving More Efficient?

The asphalt paving industry is just beginning to get its “foot in the door” when it comes to automated systems. The idea is to take an engineered design or survey of a site and create a working grading plan for a project. From that point, equipment has become smart enough to read these designs and create them in real-time with an operator’s guidance. This technology is called machine control, and it will soon play a major role in every phase of an asphalt paving project, from dirt-work to paving.

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4 Key Benefits of a Mill and Overlay

In 1979, WIRTGEN built their first cold milling machine designed to provide the asphalt paving industry an innovative rehabilitation technique. Based on technology from the mining industry, these machines use dozens of carbide-tipped bits on a fast rotating drum to remove a specified thickness from the surface of an asphalt pavement. With the invention of the milling machine, asphalt contractors can now remove and replace a portion of the asphalt pavement, which has several key benefits.

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How Does BR Work Safe?

Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR) has a strong reputation in the asphalt industry. This is because we emphasize quality and safety. At BR, we take safety seriously and are continually improving and updating our safety programs and equipment to ensure we are doing our best to maintain our safe reputation. So, how does BR work safe?

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Building a Successful Team at Bituminous Roadways, Inc.

Are you looking to join a company with an excellent reputation in the industry it serves? Maybe you like to work outside or run heavy equipment? If so, there may be a career for you at Bituminous Roadways!

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Project Profile: Hennepin County

Building strong, trusting relationships is key to ensure all projects are completed on time and on budget all the while exceeding customers’ expectations. This concept is the foundation upon which Bituminous Roadways was built more than 70 years ago and it still rings true today. Our goal is to become a partner with our clients, to help educate them about the asphalt paving process and keep them informed from the start of the project all the way through to completion.

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Benefits of Maintenance

Pavement Maintenance

Maintaining your asphalt pavement is critical to extending its service life. Addressing problem areas on your pavement right away will save money by delaying or preventing more expensive repairs.

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Pavement Assessments

Spring is almost here! This means you may begin to notice that the condition of your asphalt pavement is less than optimal. Minnesota winters are hard on asphalt parking lots, roadways, and trails, causing cracks to form or expand through freeze-thaw cycles. Spring is an excellent time to assess the condition of your asphalt pavements so you can start budgeting and preparing for any maintenance or rehabilitation your pavement may need this summer.

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