Transportation Learning Network

Virtual Learning

Pavement Preservation Practices for the Urban Environment & Best Practices with RAP

  • Apr 25, 2024
    Virtual Learning (desktop/laptop and mobile devices)

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Often urban environments do not receive timely preservation applications like state roadways. Due to this, we often see early failure in these roadways This presentation will focus on the importance, challenges, and best practices for pavement preservation techniques in an urban environment.

Recycled Asphalt Pavements (RAP) are becoming quite popular in many states. This presentation will also discuss the best practices with using RAP in the preservation cycle for all roadways. RAP is one of the cost-effective means and methods of preservation and should be done properly.


Antonio Nieves, Graduated from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico in 1985, where he also served as professor in this institution. More than 38 years of professional experience in several engineering areas highway design, drainage design, concrete/asphalt pavements, construction, and technology transfer. Currently working with the FHWA Construction Management Team where he is the Maintenance Program Manager. Working on the implementation efforts for the agency on Preservation and Maintenance.

Target Audience

Scoping, Design, Construction, Maintenance, Planning staff involved in pavement preservation practices should attend this presentation.