It’s a “RAP”: Los Angeles County makes the best of what it’s already got

Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) has rapidly become a dependable means of resurrecting roadways in the state of California. As Greg Kelley, assistant deputy director for the Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Division of Los Angeles County, told ROADS & BRIDGES, “Every agency should consider the existing pavement materials including asphalt, base and soil as a potential… Read more »

PRS Utilizes Cold Central Plant Recycling for the City of Glendale

If you have spent any time in Glendale, you know just how busy Central Avenue can be. It is a four-lane major arterial street running through the business district that maintains an average daily traffic volume of 43,000 vehicles per day. When a slightly more than one-mile strip of roadway like this needs to be… Read more »

Cold In-Place Recycling (CIR) Del Amo Boulevard Project

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works is committed to preserving and improving the overall quality of local streets and road system in a cost effective and environmentally friendly way. The Del Amo Boulevard project is just one example of how Public Works has embraced this commitment. Public Works has encompassed a greener, cost-effective… Read more »

The Green Build At San Diego International Airport

On the northeast edge of San Diego International Airport, years of heavy truck and air cargo deliveries had taken their toll on the West Washington Street roadway. So as part of the Green Build project, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority hired a soil engineering consultant to analyze the weakened roadbed. That firm, Kleinfelder… Read more »

“Micro Milling”: The Finer Side of Milling meets Pavement Preservation

Micro milling is providing an innovative way for contractors and agencies to rehabilitate asphalt pavements. Micro-milling uses a milling drum with more teeth and a tighter lacing pattern to create a smoother surface than the traditional milling process. This smoother surface can be opened to traffic with no further treatment. Micro-milling also provides a better… Read more »

Los Angeles County “Green Value Engineering” with the PRSI team

H&H Construction of Highland, CA is the general contractor on the 50th Street West storm drain project in the community of Quartz Hill outside of Palmdale, CA. The multiple-phased project entails installation of storm drain pipeline down the center of the 25 year old roadway and repaving for the length of the project. View/Download PDF

TLG Paving Company and Pavement Recycling Systems on the Boeing Lot C Project

Traditionally, the City of Palm Desert has repaired failing sections of asphalt TLG Paving Company was recently awarded the contract for the Boeing Parking Lot C Project in Huntington Beach, California. The job began in November of 2011 and was recently completed on January 18, 2012. Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the… Read more »