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City of Youngstown 2015 Infrastructure Improvement Project

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High Performance Fiber Reinforced Asphalt Cement

Quantity of FRAC: 3401.45 Ton Equivalents (TE)
Deployment Method: Manual/Line-Vac with Technician
Fiber Mixing Days: 3
Sold By: Site Supply, Inc.

The City of Youngstown, Ohio was approached by Site Supply, Inc. in September of 2015 to introduce a high strength aramid fiber called ACE Fiber. ACE Fiber is used to increase the structural strength and service life of asphalt cement. After a technical presentation and a thorough review of the aramid fiber asphalt additive, the City was ready to move forward with the 2015 Infrastructure Improvement Project. The City non-performed the intermediate course and added the fiber-reinforced intermediate course to the pavement section.

Over the course of three days in June of 2016, the ACE Fiber reinforced asphalt was produced and paved without any issues or any changes to typical asphalt production procedures or paving procedures. The ACE Fiber was incorporated into a 1.5” intermediate course that was then covered with a 3/4” thick fine-aggregate polymer surface course. The ACE Fiber was used to add structural strength and performance to the intermediate course which will better support the thin 3/4” fine-aggregate polymer surface course.

Manufacturer Information
ACE Fiber is manufactured by Surface Tech, headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2013, Surface Tech is committed to developing the most advanced additives for concrete and asphalt, not only adding strength and durabiliy, but improving the sustainability of these materials.

Reproduced with permission from Surface Tech


Youngstown, Ohio



Project Partners

Owner: City of Youngstown
Contractor: Marzane Asphalt (Shelley & Sands Plant #24)
Completion Date: 2016


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