Delaware DOT selected Shawnee Road in Milford for the first pilot project using FORTA-FI reinforcement fibers. This heavily traveled two-lane roadway had extensive transverse and alligator cracking. DelDOT utilized a FORTAfied® WMA and RAS (virgin shingles) design to pave the eastbound lane from Union Church Road to DuPont Highway. For comparison, the westbound lane was used as a control lane with no fibers.
After 8 years, promising field performance of this side-by-side comparison is prompting Delaware DOT to consider using FORTA-FI for future projects.
- Extended Pavement Life
- Reduced Rutting & Raveling
- Reduced Cracking