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FDOT testing "Superpave"

The pavement testing scheduled to affect traffic on Interstate 75 in southern Columbia County planned for Tuesday has been moved to Thursday, according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The slow-moving operation is now scheduled Thursday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. from U.S. 441 (Exit 414) to the Santa Fe River (Alachua County line), a distance of five miles. The testing will occur in both the northbound and southbound outside travel lanes.

The testing will be done in coordination with the National Center for Asphalt Technology which is evaluating a new type of ground penetrating radar.

This specific research will focus on using non-destructive testing to identify the separation between layers of asphalt pavement. The southern section of I-75 in Columbia County was the FDOT’s first attempt at using a method of paving called “Superpave.”  Normally, a section of pavement would have to be removed to be tested, but this method should identify the problems that are being experienced by using the new radar technology, saving time and money.

During testing, traffic will be slowed in the outside travel lanes so motorists should use caution in the area and follow the directional signs and arrow boards and move over to the inside lanes.

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