How does the cost of hot mix asphalt (HMA) pavement compare with other road paving materials that I might use?

HMA remains the most economical paving material despite the recent increase in the price of petroleum. Comparison of equivalent designs and alternate bid items taken by the Ohio DoT show that HMA pavement is still less costly than a concrete pavement designed to carry the same load. This is one of the reasons 93% of all paved roads in the U.S. have an HMA surface.

For more information on the alternate bids taken by the Ohio DoT, read the April 2009 news item, "Asphalt alternate lower but project goes PCC" (PDF).