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Manitoba experiments with WMA


June 2, 2014
By Rock to Road

June 2, 2014, Winnipeg, Man. – In an effort to extend the
province’s road construction season, the Government of Manitoba is
experimenting with the use of warm mix asphalt for road paving.

June 2, 2014, Winnipeg, Man. – In an effort to extend the
province’s road construction season, the Government of Manitoba is
experimenting with the use of warm mix asphalt for road paving.

 

According to a report from the Journal of Commerce, Manitoba
Infrastructure and Transportation has been experimenting with the use of WMA on
the province’s roadways since 2009. Warm mix asphalt has been used successfully
in other provinces, including Ontario, Alberta and the Maritimes.

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Warm mix asphalt can be applied to roads in temperatures as
low as zero degrees celsius, which could significantly increase the length of
the road construction season in Manitoba. However, the province wants to ensure
that quality is not sacrificed by using WMA, so the province will continue
comprehensive testing of the technology.

 

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