Concrete has proven to be a successful material for roundabouts, parking lots, arterial roadways and highways.
Use 66% less energy to build and maintain than asphalt highways
Use 73% less aggregate than asphalt highways
Improve fuel efficiency by up to 7% through reduced road friction
Lower lighting requirements by over 24% due to better light reflection
Are made from local materials, supporting local jobs
Offer a potential savings of more than 12,000 metric tonnes of GHGs per lane-km
Concrete Pavement’s Role in a Sustainable, Resilient Future
Across the globe, millions of miles of pavements are placed or rehabilitated every year. As the worldwide challenge to address climate change persists, decision-makers are called on to make pavement type and treatment selections that must meet ever increasing levels for improving sustainability. Additionally, these selections must be resilient to withstand increasing threats of natural and man-made disasters.
The ACPA recently released a white paper which provides an overview of the research supporting concrete pavement’s role in meeting the standards of sustainability and resilience, including life span, use-phase, net zero and life cycle. Download a copy below.