1300-1868 W Avenue D road in Lancaster, CA (LA County) suffered severe alligator cracking from years of heavy truck traffic. LA County engineers wanted to explore FORTA-FI® as an alternative reinforcement method. In order to accurately test the success of FORTA-FI®, a 2” overlay was applied directly onto the existing pavement – without milling. FORTA-FI® was used to reinforce one half of the road and the other half was paved using the same mix, without FORTA-FI®.
After 7 months, the side without fiber reinforcement had begun to reflect cracking from the old asphalt layers below. As you can see, the FORTA-FI® section outperformed the control section when it came to reducing reflective and alligator cracking, which will directly lead to an extension of life.
- Extend Pavement Life
- Reduced Cracking