[VIDEO] Asphalt Pavement Principles: Smoothness

A new video from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) examines the asphalt pavement feature most noticed by motorists – 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.

The video includes interviews with several prominent figures in industry and academia discussing research and best practices for achieving smooth pavements during paving. The production is the second in a series on Asphalt Pavement Principles videos developed through NAPA's cooperative agreement with FHWA.