Sustainable Pavements

Sustainability is a complex concept. Building or maintaining a road can have crucial implications in the social and economic well being of a community. In addition,  roads may directly and indirectly affect the natural habitats they pass through. Maintenance and rehabilitation activities are also affecting the environment as well as the traveling public and the economy. While many factors involved in the complex equation of sustainability are not in the hands of designers and builders, there are a few aspects that engineers and contractors can control, and could use to create more sustainable pavements:

  • Long-Life Pavements
  • Smooth Pavements
  • Low-Maintenance Pavements
  • Recyclable Pavements
  • Permeable Pavements
  • Cool Pavements
  • Quiet Pavements
  • Complete Streets