Market Facts

The Asphalt Pavement Market

Asphalt mixtures are used to pave roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, biking and walking trails, and other paved surfaces in the Nation’s transportation networks. Roughly 3,500 asphalt mix production sites operate across the United States, producing about 350 million tons of asphalt pavement material per year. Most of these production facilities are small, family-owned businesses that employ the many workers who build America’s network of highways and roads.

 

Roads

 

Airports

 

Parking Areas

 

Funding

 

Economic Impact

 

Sources

1 FHWA does not track pavement type of 1.78 million miles of local roads.
Office of Highway Policy Information. "Table HM-12" in Highway Statistics 2008. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., 2008. Retrieved from http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics/2008/hm12.cfm
2 Hansen, K.R. and A. Copeland. 2nd Annual Asphalt Pavement Industry Survey on Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement, Reclaimed Asphalt Shingles, and Warm-Mix Usage: 2009–2011 (IS 138). National Asphalt Pavement Association, Lanham, Md., 2013.
3 Federal Highway Administration. "Employment Impacts of Highway Infrastructure Investment." U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C., 2012. Retrieved from http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/otps/pubs/impacts/index.htm
4 Shatz, H.J., K.E. Kitchens, S. Rosenbloom, and M. Wachs. Highway Infrastructure and the Economy: Implications for Federal Policy. The RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif., 2011.

 

 

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