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FORTA-FI® - Dense Graded HMA


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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) reinforced a slurry seal pavement application with Surface-EXT glass fiber for 10 miles of road.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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” permeable friction course (PFC) on the runway 1/19 rehabilitation project.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Kentucky Department of Transportation (KYDOT) began a control vs fiber test on State Route 519, off US 60, on Baldridge Road using Surface-EXT.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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FORTA-FI was chosen to repair the pavement at a Love’s Truck Stop in Tennessee. This project used 190 tons of FORTA-FI reinforced asphalt from the wearing to the base course at a 6 to 8-inch thickness.

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The Northwest region of New York is beginning to move to fiber for all asphalt paving jobs. New York DOT chose FORTA-FI to replace Polymer modified asphalt that was previously used across four lanes and an off-ramp on Lyell Avenue in Rochester, New York.

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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.

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