Economics

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Smooth asphalt pavements contribute to fuel consumption savings

Just about everyone likes the more comfortable ride that comes from driving on smoother pavements. Asphalt Pavements can be built with tailored surfaces for a safe, comfortable and cost effective ride. Paving an asphalt road with a changed surface texture from rough (0/16) to fine (0/6) it is estimated that fuel consumption and CO2-emissions can be reduced in a range of 2-3%.


From:
Influence of road surface type on rolling resistance, Report No. M+P.DVS.12.08.3, Rijkswaterstaat, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Delft, November 2013, Page 45.