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 more than 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.






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1 FHWA does not track pavement type for 1.89 million miles of local roads.
Office of Highway Policy Information. "Table HM-12" in Highway Statistics 2018. Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C., 2019.
2 Williams, B.A., J.R. Willis, and T.C. Ross. Annual Asphalt Pavement Industry Survey on Recycled Materials and Warm-Mix Usage: 2018 (IS 138-9e). National Asphalt Pavement Association, Greenbelt, Md., 2019.
3 Federal Highway Administration. "Employment Impacts of Highway Infrastructure Investment." U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C., 2012. Retrieved from
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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