Asphalt Fact #20

A smooth pavement maximizes tire contact, providing more traction.


Open-graded asphalt allows rainwater to drain through the pavement surface, reducing the amount of splash and spray kicked up by vehicles. Read more about Open-Graded Asphalt “Open-graded Asphalt Surfaces Offer… (PDF)” by Ed Schlect, Asphalt Institute District Engineer…

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