Asphalt like me looks grey or black to the naked eye. But Patty was happy to learn that I’m also green!
In the old days, milled asphalt ended up in a landfill. But today, most of the asphalt we mill gets recycled! DOT makes a special product called Recycled Asphalt Pavement, or RAP, that allows us to get the asphalt back out onto city streets.
In many of its paving jobs, DOT uses recycled asphalt, annually incorporating over 400,000 tons of Recycled Asphalt Pavement, eliminating the need for 840,000 barrels of crude oil used in production.
Here, Patty and I are hanging out on aggregate from a milled street - asphalt that will be re-used on a paving site!
Learn more about sustainable street resurfacing.