Research

Their Way Is the Highway

U. of California researchers seek cheaper, greener pavement

Charles O'Rear, Corbis

The road to sustainability—environmental and fiscal—may have a lot to do with how highways are paved.
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Carl L. Monismith has been studying pavement since before cars sprouted fins.

Ask him why, and he's got a really good answer: "We spend probably $100-billion a year just on pavements in this country," he says. "It's a big chunk of change." It would...

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