September 2018

PPRA launches RoadResource.org, industry-leading site for pavement preservation, recycling, and network management

New tools, calculators, technical information, and advice aim to help county engineers and roadway managers make the most of their maintenance budgets.

                                         

                                            While the demand for cost-effective network management solutions rises, many roadway managers still struggle to find the tools and nuanced expertise needed to successfully apply budgets toward the “right treatment, on the right road, at the right time.”

Recognizing a need to help agencies at the state, county, and local level to make the right choices or their road networks and be the best possible stewards of their roads and of taxpayer dollars, the Pavement Preservation and Recycling Alliance (PPRA), comprised of leaders at industry associations and NACE corporate partners Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA), International Slurry Surfacing Association(ISSA), and Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA), have developed a new, comprehensive tool – RoadResource.org. This digital hub offers more than 500 pages of accurate information about pavement preservation, recycling, and optimized network management.

“This new resource puts technical information alongside useful tools and research to make learning easier for agencies,” said AEMA president Mark Ishee. "We've eliminated many of the hurdles that road managers have had to deal with in the past."

RoadResource.org compiles relevant information with a standardized technical menu on 18 pavement preservation, recycling, and emulsion treatments, alongside useful network comparison calculators. The site allows users to learn and explore freely; applying concepts and strategies to their own pavements and networks and giving users a chance to see first-hand how progressive network approaches can impact taxpayers, pavement conditions, and the bottom line.

The website draws upon years of experience to provide best practices, set appropriate
expectations, and provide recommendations to agencies’ frequently asked questions such as,
“which treatment is best for my road?” In addition to compiling helpful technical information, the site also organizes relevant research summaries, and success stories from different regions
across North America to better translate research into practice and success.

“We wanted to give users the benefit of sitting down with experts in the industry. It’s as if we’re driving the roads with you, pointing out what we see and what we know to be helpful. The website goes beyond technical info and linking to specs -- it actually makes it easy to explore possible pavement solutions” said Scott Bergkamp, ISSA representative and a primary
contributor to the site.

PPRA leadership plans to roll out additional communication initiatives, including newsletters to agencies, educational webinars, and informative printed and digital materials to serve as an educational and functional hub for roadway managers across North America. To learn more
about the new website, visit and explore RoadResource.org.

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