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The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) is a coalition of the Asphalt Institute, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations.
The Alliance's mission is to establish asphalt pavement as the preferred choice for quality, performance, and the environment. The APA will accomplish this through research, technology transfer, engineering, education, and innovation.
Flexibility

Asphalt is flexible, adaptable, versatile, customizable, and ready to meet just about every pavement need. With the option of nighttime construction and without the lengthy curing time typical of concrete, asphalt pavements offer the flexibility needed to handle all levels of traffic, and they can be maintained or repaired quickly.

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Innovation

The asphalt industry innovations continue to afford asphalt pavement as the most economical, efficient, and environmentally friendly pavement. Asphalt engineers are constantly innovating to make roads perform for today and the future. The asphalt industry is committed to workforce training and to scientifically analyzing pavements to ensure the best products.

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Sustainability

Asphalt is the pavement of choice for sustainability. 

Asphalt is 100 percent reusable and recycled at a higher rate than any other material in America — including soda cans and newspaper. In fact, 94 percent of asphalt reclaimed from old roads and parking lots goes back into new pavements.

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Value

Asphalt’s life-cycle costs are low, in part because the structure of asphalt pavement doesn’t have to be replaced. Well-maintained asphalt roads can last indefinitely and never need to be reconstructed. Further, it’s recently been shown that new asphalt pavements last 18 years on average without maintenance.

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Policy

Did you know that over 90 percent of the roads in America are surfaced with asphalt? For those who know the benefits of asphalt, there is no substitute. Asphalt pavement, right for America, right now and into the future.

Asphalt in Livable Communities

The Role of Asphalt in Livable Communities acknowledges the momentum toward creating more livable communities and details the versatility of asphalt pavements and sustainable qualities that make it a natural source for advancing the goals of livability.

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Jobs in Asphalt

This white paper highlights the varied jobs that are a part of asphalt road construction and the collective impact that the industry has on the rest of the economy.

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Asphalt Pavement Overview

Asphalt has always been and continues to be the pavement of choice for America. This brochure discusses the benefits of the product and why asphalt is right for America, right now and into the future.

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The Alliance

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance is a coalition of the industry's most influential organizations.