Northside Drive

Fulton County, GA - June 2013

Project Description

Northside Drive is a multiple lane roadway just outside of Atlanta, that is exposed to heavy traffic. 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.

Update

In 2016, NCAT evaluated the performance of the road comparing FORTA-FI® with the SBS polymer-modified asphalt binder. Overall, the two sections were closely comparable in regards to rutting and roughness, with a slight decrease in cracking for the fiber section. 

Key Points

  • Reduced Rutting
  • Reduced Cracking

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