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FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The City of Greeley is looking for innovative ways to make their asphalt pavements more durable, so they chose FORTA-FI® to reinforce their 22nd Street overlay.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

After milling the pavement edges, a 2” FRAC overlay was placed on badly deteriorated 5th Street in downtown Casper. To address the need to control reflective cracking, FORTA-FI® reinforcement was chosen by the city in place of their standard 6 oz paving fabric for ease of installation and to avoid future problems with recycling.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

By looking to stretch their paving dollars and improve the performance of their roads, the Public Works Department in Ferguson Township spec’d in FORTA-FI® fiber-reinforced asphalt to be placed on two streets in 2012.

FORTA-FI® - SMA

Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) “accelerated pavement testing” program was launched at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) using their “heavy vehicle stimulator”.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

An Advance Auto Parts was built in Hanover, PA in the summer of 2014. FORTA-FI® were added to the 1 1/2” wearing course to extend the life of the pavement and control reflective cracking. 

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Reinforcement with FORTA-FI® was used in this 2” overlay with edge milling to help delay reflective cracking and maximize the useable life of this roadway surface.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Alabama Avenue Square project consisted of a 1/2 mile long South Alabama Avenue road overlay in order to accurately test the success of FORTA-FI vs. untreated asphalt.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The original project was a simple resurfacing of a badly cracked and rutted parking lot. As the contractor began repairing the most severe areas, it became obvious that the sub base was very poor and would require total replacement, which wasn’t budgeted.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The City of Santa Clarita 2013-14 Annual Overlay Program included the paving of a Thin Maintenance Overlay to repair a number of residential streets.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The Arby’s restaurant in Altoona, PA recently underwent a full reconstruction, including a new parking lot. The previous lot showed significant cracking and settling. To extend the life of this replaced lot, New Enterprise Stone and Lime produced and placed 165 tons of HMA in a 1 ½” wearing course.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Three of Huntington Beach’s collector streets were reconstructed in 2014 using FORTA-FI® fiber reinforced asphalt (FRAC). FRAC was used for the asphalt base course on each street, and fiber was also added to the 2” ARHM wearing course.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

FORTAfied® asphalt was used in multiple different pavement sections in a pavement rehab near the entrance of the ASU West campus at 47th and Thunderbird. A 1.5” FRAC overlay was used over existing badly cracked and raveling pavement at the inbound side of the entrance.

FORTA-FI® - SMA

Help to extend the service life of the Autobahn A9 highway with FORTA-FI by increasing the durability of the SMA mix that tends to ravel quickly.

- Dense Graded HMA

1300-1868 W. Avenue D suffered severe alligator cracking from years of heavy truck traffic so LA County engineers wanted to explore FORTA-FI as an alternative reinforcement method.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Rehabilitation of the existing badly cracked road involved placement of a 1.5” thick FORTA-FI® reinforced HMA overlay. The City of Bremerton understood that conventional asphalt would last only 3 to 4 years before the existing cracks reflective through and a tight budget prevented them from carrying out more extensive treatment work.

- Dense Graded HMA

FORTA-FI was used in a 3” wearing course on a corporate parking lot and access road at the Boeing facility in Mesa, AZ.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

When it came time to rehabilitate the pavement in Summer 2015, ACHD chose a 2” mill and fill using PG64-28 ½” mix reinforced with FORTA-FI®.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

A two-mile segment of the two-lane, rural Canada Larga Road in Ventura County, CA was in bad shape after 30 years of use with no major rehabilitation.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The Catawba Shores Condominium Association, whose property sits on the Lake Erie shoreline in Port Clinton, OH, chose FORTA-FI® to three-dimensionally reinforce their new parking lot.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The City of Casa Grande repaved a portion of their city streets, both arterial and secondary, during the summer of 2013. The 2” mill and overlay was originally specified with a stress-absorbing membrane interlayer (SAMI) for reflective crack mitigation

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The county had shoving, rutting, and cracking issues at two locations. The project owner wanted to assess the efficiency of the fibers in order to determine whether fibers would be used on future projects.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

FORTA-FI® was used in a 7 cm (2.75”) base and a 4 cm (1.5”) wearing course on a steep, high volume, heavy truck access road. On the edge of a new residential project right next to the asphalt plant - asphalt mix is placed on compacted subgrade.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Sometimes it’s the smallest projects that have the biggest impact! 5 tons of FORTA-FI® reinforced asphalt made by Lane Construction Corporation’s McKees Rocks plant was placed alongside the railroad tracks just in front of the entrance of the Pitt-Ohio trucking facility in the Strip District.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

FORTA-FI® fiber-reinforcement for asphalt was specified by the City of Ashland for a high traffic roadway overlay in the downtown business district.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Paving took place over the extremely distressed existing asphalt. FORTA-FI® reinforcement was chosen as a cost effective alternative to full depth removal and replacement.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

VDOT placed three different mixes on various subdivision streets throughout Chester, VA. The roads all have similar traffic loads, with similar fatigue and alligator cracking issues, and run parallel to each other. Two of the roads were used as a control and the third was paved using FORTA-FI®.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

District 12 in Mount Holly, NC was in need of an overlay for a busy street that succumbed to reflective and alligator cracking.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The city of Morgantown, WV incorporated a trial section containing FORTA-FI® in both lanes on Dorsey Avenue. The project also contains a control section with no fiber in order to accurately compare the success of the overlay with fiber.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Many cities and towns across the country are making FORTA-FI® a regular part of their street maintenance programs. The City of Blossoms elected to use FORTA-FI® in a 1”. thin-overlay project in the heart of downtown Willard.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

A 6” AC over 6” AB pavement section was required to support the design traffic loading for this reconstruction, but the new section needed to fit within 9” of total depth to avoid disturbing the subgrade and to match existing curb

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

A small test section of FORTAfied asphalt was placed in one lane of a severely rutted road. The other lane was paved without fiber, used as a control section, and then both lanes were covered with tar and chip.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The original design called for inclusion of a paving fabric to help delay reflective cracking. In the end though, an alternate FORTA-FI® design was used as it offers reinforcement throughout the full depth of the asphalt and better facilitates recycling of the road in the future.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The Gainesville Airport’s runway taxi-lane was in need of serious reconstruction using FORTA-FI as the trusted reinforcement method.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

A side by side trial comparing FORTA-FI to a traditional asphalt mixture showed clear results.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Patton Township used FORTA-FI® fibers produced by HRI Curtin Gap Plant in two projects in 2012, Upper Julian Pike and Green Tech Drive. Both roads were badly cracked and fiber reinforced asphalt was used to extend the life of the pavement.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Gwinnett County is using the FORTA-FI® PAT blend and hand mixing for potholes around the county.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Hot mix asphalt reinforced with FORTA-FI® was used in a 10” full-depth asphalt concrete section in a digout area on Harbor Blvd.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The City of Dearborn Heights, Ml opted to add the strength and durability of FORTA-FI® for the asphalt produced for the Hass Street repaving project.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The City of St. Charles, MO needed to undertake a 2” mill and overlay on Hathaway Lane. They decided to use FORTA-FI® reinforced asphalt to extend the new overlay’s design life and attain an overall reduction in future maintenance costs.

- Dense Graded HMA

The City of St. Charles needed to carry out a full depth reclamation to replace the existing pavement along Headland Drive. The principle objectives were to reduce costs and the impact on local citizens.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

This was the City of Beaverton’s first trial project with FORTA-FI® and they wanted to put it to the test on the difficult project of resurfacing Hacken Road.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Honolulu International Airport is conducting an on-going maintenance project to mill and fill 3” wearing courses. The majority of the new construction is located on the taxiways and parking locations for various aircraft and airlines at the airport.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The Lake County Engineer’s office added FORTA-FI® to the asphalt used on the resurfacing project on beautiful Hoose Road. This scenic residential roadway was reinforced with 3/4“ HMA fiber to provide three-dimensional strength to the asphalt overlay.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Extreme winters combined with excessive freeze-thaw cycles play a big part in the breakdown of pavement in northwestern New York. Erie County, which encompasses Buffalo, was in search of a way to mitigate reflective cracking and extend their paving dollar.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Using FORTA-FI® in asphalt mixtures provides longer lasting pavement life and decreased costs over time. This test project utilized FORTA-FI® in this access road that will be used for truck deliveries.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

WYDOT had planned a 5” mill and fill along five miles of I-80 between Laramie and Cheyenne. In the Eastbound travel lane an existing longitudinal crack ran the length of the project. FORTA-FI® was added to the lower 2.5” lift of asphalt base course to slow the propagation of this crack to the surface.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

FORTA-FI® were selected for a section of a test evaluation project conducted by the Illinois Center for Transportation in suburban Chicago, IL.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The city’s road specialists chose to incorporate FORTA-FI - in the two 1-1/2” overlays - to prevent future reflective cracking for two roadways in Florida.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA


FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

A test section using fibers was incorporated into a stretch of 1-81 in Lackawanna County. Two separate two-inch sections of pavement were milled off and replaced with PG76- 22, one section with FORTA-FI and one without fiber.

FORTA-FI® - OGFC

The Jackson Hole Airport is located at the base of the spectacular Teton Mountains and is within the Grand Teton National Park. FORTA-FI was used in a 1-1/2” open grade friction course (OGFC) on the runway 1/19 rehabilitation project.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The Jerome Street Bridge is an arch bridge across the Youghiogheny River connecting the east and west banks of the Pittsburgh industrial suburb of McKeesport, PA.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The city of Willard, Ohio used FORTA-FI® in their surface overlay as a replacement for polymer modified asphalt on the Keefer Street repaving project in September of 2012.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Kiski Upper Elementary, a STEM school (with cirriculum focused on science, technology, engineering and math) is the result of a $20 million renovation and enlargement of the former North Washington Elementary school in Export, PA.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

FORTA-FI® was used in a pilot project for a road in Giethoorn, Netherlands. The 1,330 meter roadway experiences traffic from heavy agricultural truck traffic including tractors.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

This was City of Medford’s first trial project using FORTA-FI®. They have challenging pavement distresses and have been using fiberglass interlayers to help mitigate their severe cracking problems.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The Borough of Grove City, PA completed a side-by-side trial project (control vs. fiber) on Lincoln Avenue from E. Washington Street to Overhill Drive.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The Borough of Grove City, PA completed a side-by-side trial project (control vs. fiber) on Lincoln Avenue from Forest Drive to E. Washington Street.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Love’s Travel Stop, a newly constructed rest stop, used FORTA-FI to reinforce a large parking lot that could perform well under heavy truck traffic.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Grove City did their second project this summer. 400 tons of FORTAfied® asphalt made by Shields Asphalt Paving was placed on Madison Avenue, adjacent to Grove City College.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

An existing roundabout and access roads had extensive fatigue cracking due to heavy warehouse truck traffic. FORTA-FI® was used for a 2” inlay to extend design life and reduce fatigue cracking.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Maverick USA, Inc. had severe fatigue cracking throughout their parking lot and their maintenance entry/exit ways. When considering rehabilitation options, they selected a FORTA-FI® reinforced asphalt solution over other pavement enhancing technologies due to the reduced installation time. 

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The City of Meadville has been a pioneer when it comes to reinforcing their roadways and they continued this year with the addition, yet again, of FORTA-FI®.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Menard's Incorporated, headquartered in Eau Claire, WI, used FORTA-FI® in several parking lot overlays in 2014-2015.

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The entire parking lot was replaced with FORTA-FI® reinforced asphalt. The pavement section was reduced to 2” in the parking stalls and 3” in the drive lanes.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

FORTA-Fl® for asphalt was selected to reinforce the pavement on this short connector street in a heavy industrial area in the City of Painesville.

FORTA-FI® - PFC

The National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) just outside of Auburn, Alabama, is a world leader in asphalt research. NCAT is most commonly known for their renowned test track that utilizes accelerated pavement testing (APT).

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

FORTA-FI® was added to a mix that would be used in a small experimental patch (at a milled depth of 2 inches) on the NCAT test track. 

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The City of Sacramento chose a 3” mill with 3” FORTA-FI® reinforced HMA overlay in place of the conventional 3” mill with 4.5” HMA overlay that was planned for the rehabilitation of Northgate Boulevard.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

For this June 2013 project, about two miles of road was milled and resurfaced from Marietta Street to I-75/SR 401. The north section of the road contained a 12.5 mm Superpave with neat asphalt binder reinforced with FORTA-FI and the south section contained a 12.5 mm Superpave with SBS polymer-modified asphalt binder.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

For the third year the township of O’Hara has elected to use FORTA-FI® in their paving program. This year their paving schedule included North and South Collingwood, Fairview, Camden, Marberry, Bradberry, and Meadow Park Lane.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA


FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Ogden Avenue in downtown Las Vegas receives a high volume of bus traffic. When it was time to repair the pavement in early 2013, FORTAfied® asphalt was used for the top 2.5” lift of a new 5” asphalt concrete section, constructed over 12” of new base.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Thurston County specified a single lift 3” HMA section reinforced with FORTA-FI®. In the past, conventional asphalt typically resulted in the development of fatigue cracking due to high traffic volumes along this stretch of road.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The objective was to compare the performance of a FORTA-FI reinforced mix with a traditional mix, without fiber. The road was milled 1-1/2” and a 1-1/2” wearing course was placed, one side reinforced with a FORTA-FI mix and one side with traditional asphalt, without fiber.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Park Avenue in Meadville, PA was paved in 2014 by McCormick Construction. Their Erie, PA batch plant produced 6,200 tons of FORTAfied® WMA asphalt which was placed 1 1/2” thick. 

Surface-EXT™ - Micro Surfacing

A test section of micro surfacing reinforced with FORTA’s glass fiber, Surface-EXT™, was placed over the asphalt parking lot of the Texas Station Hotel and Casino in Northern Las Vegas. Another micro surfaced section was placed in the same area but without the use of fiber.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Adams Township in beautiful Darke County, Ohio specified FORTA-FI ® fiber-reinforcement for the asphalt used in their 2012 Paulin Road rehabilitation project.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA


FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Penn State kicked off their study of FORTA-FI® reinforced asphalt with four pilot projects this year. Two roadways at the Stone Valley Recreation Area (Red Rose and Lodge Lane), a maintenance parking lot (OPP PSU maintenance garage), and a busy bus stop in the heart of their State College campus (Curtis/Allen streets) were selected.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The Pennsylvania State Police Barracks’ parking lot in Butler, PA  was in need of an overlay to replace existing deteriorating asphalt pavement outside of their main building.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Husband and wife engineers from Stantec/Burt Hill in Butler just finished construction on their new home. After learning that they could extend the life of their driveway by adding fiber-reinforcement they immediately called the paver and said “We want FORTA-FI®!

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The use of FORTA-FI synthetic fiber reinforcement saved the project a significant amount of money (estimated $140,000 total savings in AC material alone) while also providing an extension of pavement life.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

This fiber reinforced asphalt was produced using a unique “table-top” mixing operation.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Scorching summertime temperatures and extremely cold winters, asphalt pavements are a constant battle to resist thermal cracking. When the County Transportation Department selected 13 miles of Riverview Road for rehabilitation, engineers needed to include additional reinforcement in the 2” asphalt overlay to address the reflection of existing cracks.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

This roundabout in Parsberg, Germany was facing severe rutting. The roundabout was in need of a reinforcement method that would reduce rutting and extend pavement life.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

On request of RSD (Czech National Road Administration) a FORTA-FI® reinforced asphalt mix on a roundabout where two main roads (one from Prague and the other one connecting Kolin to Prague – Hradec motorway) meet and enter the town of Kolin.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The Mississippi DOT was looking to repair an asphalt overlay on a concrete base. In their efforts to choose the best reinforcement possible, MDOT decided to do a trial project with FORTA-FI®.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The Ruby’s location on 17th Ave in East Side Costa Mesa had a heavily cracked parking lot in need of repair before the store itself received a new look.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

When it came time to rehabilitate a heavily cracked section of S 2700W, West Jordan chose FORTA-FI® to reinforce the 2.5” polymer-modified PG64-28 HMA overlay.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Northbound Sandy Parkway at the intersection with 90th Street was chosen as a good location for Sandy City’s first trial of FORTA-FI® reinforced asphalt.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded WMA

The eastbound lane from Union Church Road to DuPont Highway was paved using a design with both FORTAfied® 8’ WMA and included RAS (virgin shingles) and the westbound lane was used as a control lane with no fibers.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

FORTA-FI® was used in a 1.5” porous friction course on this runway rehabilitation project to reduce cracking and raveling caused by weather extremes and snow plowing.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The challenge of this project was to most cost effectively replace the crumbling 40+ year old parking lot at the Sparkles Roller Rink.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The City of Lufkin agreed to conduct a trial using FORTA-FI® included within the asphalt overlay. The project, located on Spence Street, opens up to both East Texas Asphalt’s plant and a large shipping warehouse; wear and tear on the road is therefore significant.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The Borough of Grove City, PA completed a side-by-side trial project (control vs. fiber) on Spring Street. The entire road was first milled and then filled. Half of the street had FORTA-FI® in the 1” wearing course and the other side was used as a control.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The Ohio Department of Transportation used FORTA-FI® to reinforce portions of the State Route-13 repaving project south of Mansfield, Ohio.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

As the owner of a number of skating rinks, and now involved in the construction of his next project in Newnan, GA, the rink owner wanted to eliminate the concerns he had with previous parking lots cracking or settling.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

FORTA-FI helped to extend the life of a busy state highway by reducing reflective and alligator cracking.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The New Jersey Department of Transportation did their pilot project using FORTA-FI synthetic fiber-reinforcement in October, 2012. SR 130 between Cranberry and East Windsor Townships was selected in part due to its high traffic volume.
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