These short videos illustrate many of the benefits of asphalt. Click any video to play or expand to full screen.

FHWA videos

Asphalt Pavement Principles: Density and Durability
More than 18 billion tons of asphalt pavement are in place on U.S. roads. Long-lasting asphalt pavements are the result of collaborative partnerships between researchers, manufacturers, paving contractors, and agencies. When striving to make asphalt pavements more durable, research and lessons learned show that density is an important factor. This video talks about several keys to achieving proper asphalt pavement density, as well as new technologies that are moving the asphalt industry forward.

Asphalt Pavement Principles: Smoothness
Properly designed and constructed asphalt roads have an important quality that travelers appreciate….a smooth and quiet ride! Smoother roads also mean lower fuel costs, less vehicle wear and tear, and lower emissions. This video talks about several keys to achieving smoother asphalt pavements as well as how smoothness specifications are shaping the industry today.

Asphalt Pavement Principles: Long-Life Pavements
Long-Life Pavements, traditionally called Perpetual Pavements, are multi-layer pavement designs built from the bottom up, with each layer engineered to maximize pavement life. Long-Life Pavement designs provide agencies with an approach that reduces the life-cycle costs of a pavement. With this approach, asphalt roads can be built with a structure that lasts many decades with only periodic surface renewal and maintenance required, making it an ideal choice for drivers, engineers, and the traveling public.

Asphalt Pavement Alliance videos

Asphalt: The Answer to Road Age
All roads require periodic maintenance to ensure a high level of performance and drivability. With asphalt, keeping things smooth, safe, and quiet is quick, easy and cost effective. Asphalt. It’s the answer to road age.

Dream Builders
Roads are about more than getting from place to place. They help us realize dreams of far off places, opportunities, and adventure. The engineers and crews that design and build roads are dream builders, helping us all go farther. This celebrates you, the dream builders.

Drivability Is What Matters
Asphalt pavements are the best solution when you want high performance. They are smooth, quiet, and safe. They can reduce noise at the point where the tire meets the road, and they are quick and easy to construct and maintain.

Noise Reduction Matters
When it comes to quality of life, reducing roadway noise matters. Because of their smooth, continuous surface and ease of maintenance, asphalt pavements can reduce road noise at the point where the tire meets the road. That is better for drivers and is better for those who live, work, or play within earshot of a road.

Perpetual Pavements: How to Design a Road to Last
With Perpetual Pavement designs, asphalt roads can be built to stand the test of time with only minimal periodic maintenance. It’s the most cost-effective way to ensure the high level of smooth, safe drivability that the public wants with minimal inconvenience.

The Place to Be
When Americans head out on the road, what they care most about is enjoying a smooth, high-performance driving experience. With asphalt, drivers enjoy a superior level of drivability.

Safety Matters
When it comes to pavement properties, safety matters. Asphalt pavements can be engineered to ensure a safe, smooth, skid-resistant surface for any weather.

Smoothness Matters
When it comes to drivability, pavement smoothness matters for road users, road owners, and the national economy, demonstrating why asphalt is the safest, most cost-effective paving options.

Speed of Construction Matters
Asphalt pavements are quick to construct and easy to maintain, which means smooth surfaces with fewer delays for drivers.

When It Comes to Paving, Sustainability Matters
Asphalt pavements are quiet, smooth, quick and easy to maintain, and 100% recyclable. Environmentally, economically, and socially, asphalt pavements are the most sustainable paving option.

Where We Belong
Summer is time for road trips and enjoying the great outdoors. Wherever your travels take you, you know smooth asphalt roads provide comfort, drivability, and performance.

While You Were
Asphalt pavements are quick to construct, fast to repair, and easy to maintain. That’s why only asphalt pavements can the consistently high level of smoothness, drivability, and performance that the traveling public demands with a minimum of inconvenience.