All About Asphalt

Asphalt is a mixture of aggregates, binder and filler, used for constructing and maintaining all kind of roads, parking areas and more. Asphalt road surfaces offer many benefits, including cost efficiency, reduction in noise pollution, improved safety and comfort, durability and recyclability. It’s smooth, so vehicles consume less fuel and produce lower emissions; it's quiet, so expensive noise walls don't need to be constructed; it's safe, providing excellent gripping power; and it's durable, so that, if treated properly, the road never needs to be removed and replaced.


 
We have nearly 1,700 miles of roads in Lancaster – that’s the distance from Los Angeles and Chicago. It would cost over $500 million dollars to completely reconstruct all of those lane miles.  That’s why Lancaster is investing more in preventive maintenance, through the Revive 25 program, that way we can postpone or completely avoid much more expensive road treatment in the future.  Click here to follow our progress as we work to treat every road in Lancaster by 2025. 
 
Learn more about asphalt and roads by clicking below:

• How Roads Are Built
• Types of Road Treatments 

Life Cycle of Asphalt
Most Common Road Repairs
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