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60percentoftotaltonnageupfrom10000tonsin2008.OhiostotalmarketWMAusagestoodat5.7milliontons.2.ReducedCostInthefaceofrisingrawcostsindustry-widethereclamationofexistingdeteriorat-edpavementprovidesmaterialforRAPmixeswhichaverage15-20percentmorecost-efficientthanvirginmixes.MostofthesesavingscomefromreclaimingtherelativelyexpensiveasphaltbindercontainedintheRAP.Therangeofsavingshasbeenreportedtobeanywherefrom14percentfor20-percentRAPutilizationto28percentfora40-percentRAPmix.ClearlythegreaterthedegreeofRAPutilizationthelowerthecostofasphaltpaving.3.QualityPerformanceManytimesincreasingcostisreportedbycontractorsasbeingamajorbarriertoimprovingpavementquality.RAPnotonlyreducesthecostandenvironmentalchallengesassociatedwithdisposalitalsoreducesthecostofproducingnewHMA.Researchhasalsoshownthatasphaltpavementsmadewithrecycledmaterialscontainingatleast30percentRAPperformequallyifnotbetterthanthosemadewithvirginmaterials.Pavementsregularlymonitoredforruttingcrackingravelingandotherdistresseshaveproventobeequal-to-superiorperformers.ConclusionOhioDOTandOhiospavingindustryhaveblazedthetrailintherealmofasphaltrecycling.ThebenefitsofRAPusagehavebeenclearlydemon-strated.Naturallycostwillremaintheprimarydriver.Mostcontractorstakeadvantageofthisinfinitelyrecy-clableresource.Thefuturelookspromisinglysustain-ablewithlocalrequirementsdictatingtheroleofRAPaswemoveforward.StaytunedArticlewritteninconjunctionwithandtheapprovalofFlexiblePavementsofOhioFPO.FormoreinformationpleasevisitFPOsSustainableConstructionWithAsphaltonlineresourceathttpwww.flexiblepavements.orgnode1037LastyearOhiOasphaLtcOntractOrsrecycLedapprOximateLy3.9miLLiOntOnsOfrapintOnewpavement.thissavedintheneighbOrhOOdOf141miLLiOnanddivertedsignificantLeveLsOfwastefrOmOurLandfiLLs.theasphaLtpavingindustryistruLyaLeaderinthisrespect.CliffUrsichPresidentandExecutiveDirectorFlexiblePavementsofOhio