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Thinlays: Taking a Proactive Approach

Among the benefits of ultra-thin asphalt overlays are protecting the pavement structure, slowing the rate of deterioration, correcting surface deficiencies, and improving skid resistance. In addition, drivers notice an improved ride quality. Placed with conventional paving equipment, thinlays can result in opening a road to traffic within seconds of the compaction equipment rolling off the asphalt pavement. Moreover, ultra-thin asphalt overlays are a cost-effective preventative maintenance treatment. When compared with other By Chuck Mills, P.E., Contributing Author TAKING A PROACTIVE APPROACH Michigan DOT collaboration delivers high-performing, cost-effective pavement solution treatments, the cost per mile per year ranges from $6,000 to $8,000 against $11,000 for chip seal or micro-surfacing.

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