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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.

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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.

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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.

Surface-EXT™ - Micro Surfacing, Slurry Seal

The city of Austin used Surface-EXT to reinforce the slurry surfacing applications for residential roadways throughout their local neighborhoods.

Surface-EXT™ - Micro Surfacing

South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) recognized that their cracked and deteriorated streets needed to be restored. The existing distresses for 4.5 miles of roadway was repaved using a slurry seal mixture reinforced with Surface-EXT

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.

Surface-EXT™ - Micro Surfacing

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) began a five-year study of Slurry Surfacing using reinforcement fibers.

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.

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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

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) chose to use FORTA-FI reinforced asphalt in their overlay project on State Highway 133 in Cedaredge, CO.

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.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The SR2020 project was full depth replacement of existing composite pavement which carries ADT of 18,799 with 5-27% truck traffic.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded WMA

SR208 is a heavily traveled road in an Amish community that withstands not only cars, but also a large amount of horse and buggy traffic. A good portion of the road is also asphalt over brick

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

A four mile stretch of SR 220 was broken into three sections. The southbound lane received a micro surfacing treatment and the northbound lane was divided into two - two mile sections. Each two mile section received a 1” thin lay using PG76-22 with one of the sections incorporating FORTA-FI®.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

PennDOT chose a 1.33 mile roadway that has an Average Daily Traffic of 19,211 vehicles with 7% trucks as a trial.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded WMA

PennDOT District 11-0 conducted an experiment section one mile long to compare conventional WMA to WMA with FORTA-FI® fibers along State Route 28 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) organized their first pilot project using FORTA-FI in State Route 3036. One section of the road was paved with 150 tons of FORTA-FI reinforced asphalt, while another section of the road was paved using a conventional 1.5” PG64-22 mix.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded WMA

The Kentucky Department of Transportation (KYDOT) chose to use FORTA-FI in a control vs fiber project on State Route 32 in Scott County, KY.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded WMA

PennDOT District 2-0 chose a one mile stretch of SR 4014 as a test section for FORTA-FI®. Grannas Brothers produced a PG64-22 WMA using FORTA-FI® warm mix fibers and the 9.5mm wearing course was placed as a 1 1/2” overlay in Clearfield County on a 0.3 to < 3 million ESAL road.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded WMA

SR 4016 runs through downtown Erie, PA. District 1-0 selected a section of roadway between Glenwood Park Avenue and Old French Road as a test section for FORTA-FI.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

SR45 travels right through downtown Lewisburg, adjacent to Bucknell University. High residential and heavy truck traffic have taken their toll on this road causing massive amounts of rutting and shifting.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Penn DOT 5-0 chose SR61 for their FORTA-FI® pilot project in 2014. The northbound stretch between Mountain Road and SR895 was paved using fibers.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

PennDOT’s District 11-0 decided to use FORTA-FI® in State Route 837 after being previously displeased with the roadway’s constant need for maintenance patching - costing them time and money.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Georgia DOT is evaluating FORTA-FI® as a cost-effective and easy to use tool for mitigating rutting and cracking in high traffic areas.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The City of Kingman selected FORTA-FI® reinforced asphalt on the busiest section of the busiest road in the City.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The main drive of the Stonegate development in Scottsdale, AZ required repaving in May 2013. The approach that consultant PMIS specified was full removal of the existing 2.5” AC followed by paving a single lift of 2.5” FORTAfied® asphalt.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

A side by side trial in Pine Township, PA comparing FORTA-FI reinforced asphalt to a traditional mix design.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Cracking and rutting from large agricultural equipment traffic plagued this road in the Netherlands. The road was overlaid with 1,200 tons of FORTA-FI® reinforced asphalt in order to address these issues.

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

A $ 7.7 million construction project for the Tarentum Bridge began in 2012 with “The main driver of the project being the condition of the existing pavement and to restore ride quality” according to PennDOT spokesman Jim Stuzzi. In August 2013 the 1,776 foot bridge was resurfaced using a 1/2” FJ scratch course and then a 1 1/2” wearing course was placed using PG76-22 with 3/4” FORTA-FI® high tensile strength fibers.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Thurston County specied a 3” WMA section in two 1.5” lifts, both reinforced with FORTA-FI®. In the past, the use of conventional asphalt typically resulted in significant top-down fatigue cracking due to the intense car and truck traffic.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TNDOT) chose to use FORTA-FI in a control vs fiber project on Highway 75, from I26 exit ramp to Taco Bell, in Washington County, TN.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

As in years past, Pine Township in western Pennsylvania has elected to use FORTA-FI® in their paving program. This year they used almost 5,000 tons of FORTAfied® asphalt on streets throughout the township.

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FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

Maryland DOT typically uses gap graded asphalt on their surface mixes to combat reflective cracking. In order to find a superior method, they set up an experimental project on US 40 in Washington County near Hagerstown, MD to evaluate three surface mixes.

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FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The mix with fibers was used for a temporary repair of Apron / TWY where an increased traffic is expected during the repairs / reconstructions of the adjacent areas.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

A three lane test section was placed using a PG76-22 polymer modified oil. The left lane was the control with no fiber.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

400 tons of HMA was placed on Airport Road, the entrance to the Venango Regional Airport from Pittsburgh Road in Franklin, PA.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The use of FORTA-FI® will allow for reduced cracking and rut- ting leading to an extension of pavement life.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The state of Vermont did their first trial with FORTA-FI® in 2013. VT 14 was selected as it had a tremendous amount of rutting and reflective cracking. Limited funds made it not possible to do full depth reclamation therefore VTrans is looking to extend the life of the overlay.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The repair of Ward Street involved full depth removals in localized areas and a 2” FORTA-FI® reinforced ARHM cap.

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Wee Burn Country Club, located in Darien, Connecticut, used FORTA-FI in combination with a porous asphalt pavement in their new 1-acre parking lot.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

New to the region, FORTA-FI® was used in a resurfacing project for a few main roads in Australia. These roads included the intersection of Welshpool and Kewdale in Canning.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

For their second FORTA-FI® project, the City of Medford placed 640 tons down to repair an old cracked concrete roadway, West 2nd Street.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

The City of Delaware, OH encourages sustainability and environmental stewardship. Their Public Works Department recycles previously used asphalt by reheating it, and then using the reclaimed material for patching and pothole repairs. FORTA-FI® was added to this recycled material mix to provide additional fiber-reinforced strength and durability to a deep-patch street rehabilitation project.

FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA

West Central Avenue and West Spring Street in Titusville, PA., consisted of an asphalt overlay on an old brick pavement base. The durability of previous overlays did not meet expected pavement life. Removing or replacing the brick was not an option due to the cost.

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