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Noise, Pavement Technologies National Center for Asphalt Technology

Demonstration of Noise Differential

On-board microphones capture the noise differential as a vehicle transitions from an asphalt rubber surface (ARFC) to a portland cement concrete pavement (PCCP) and then back to smooth and quiet asphalt.

Construction, Noise, Pavement Technologies, Safety, Smoothness, Sustainability APA

Drivability Is What Matters

When it comes down to it, drivability is what makes the road the one you want to take. Asphalt pavements are the best solution when you want high performance. They are smooth, quiet, and safe. They can reduce noise at the point where the tire meets the road, and they are quick and easy to construct and maintain over time. That's drivability.



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…