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2017 Outstanding Brochure

This award goes to outstanding company brochures published to promote the asphalt industry.  Read more about this outstanding brochure in the July/August 2018 edition of Asphalt Pavement


New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association
Ewing, N.J.

NJAPA's brochure first began as separate components of a communications plan designed to educate state and municipal engineers and other decision-makers about the correct use of
different pavement preservation techniques and which techniques were most effective for different road conditions.BR-2


The individual brochure components each address specific issues regarding road rehabilitation in New Jersey: the pros of thinlays, including ultra-thin friction courses and high-performance overlays; and the cons/tradeoffs of slurry seals and microsurfacing. There is a Benefits of Thinlays tookit, a brief providing NJAPA positions on thinlays and pavement preservation, a pavement preservation white paper, an FAQ on pavement preservation, a pavement preservation benefits card, and a Tech Brief on long-term pavement preservation and maintenance of flexible pavements.

The brochure's content also addresses a state-wide challenge members are facing. "Thin overlays are specific mixes in New Jersey," said NJAPA Technical Director James Purcell. "Pavements that are called thin overlays by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) are very expensive mixes because specific specs are required for funding. The language in the brochure now includes studies that show thinlays have lower costs in the long run and that there are many thinlay/thin pavement options suitable for customers' thin overlay needs, such as the 4.75mm mix approved by NJDOT."

The brochure components may be downloaded separately from the NJAPA website and printed, as needed. Professionally printed copies of the full brochure also may be ordered online.