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Q1) The type of binder for both HMA and RHMA (Gap Graded) are different than what is usually required. Is it the State's intention to use PG 64-28 instead of PG 64-10 for the HMA and PG 58-22 instead of PG 64-16 for the RHMA?
A1) Submitted for consideration. 30Apr10
Q2) Please change the binder for the RHMA-G from PG 58-22 to PG 64-16. The Division of Design sent out a directive, dated June 27, 2008, listing the proper liquid asphalts to be used in the different geographic areas of California. Table 632.1 of the Highway Design Manuel clearly states PG 64-16 should be used in the inland valleys. Also, they listed PG 64-28 for the HMA and it should have been PG 64-10.
A2) Submitted for consideration. 30Apr10