Highway Fast Facts
u 42,000 motorists killed each year in the U.S.; 3 million are seriously injured.
u Congestion costs U.S. $67 billion annually with over 5.7 billion gallons of excess fuel consumed
u One-Third of U.S. roads in poor condition - vehicle repairs cost $49 billion annually
u Highway Funding creates and sustains good jobs - every $1 billion invested yeilds 47,500 jobs.


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The Value of HMA to America

  • Of the 2.3 million miles of paved roads in the U.S., about 94% are surfaced with asphalt.

  • In 2002, the estimated production of HMA in the U.S. totaled 550 million tons valued at nearly $20 billion.

  • There are approximately 4,000 HMA plants located in the U.S.

  • Overall, the asphalt industry directly or indirectly supports nearly 300,000 employees.

  • Asphalt pavement is America's most recycled product.  Every year, 73 million tons of reclaimed asphalt pavement are reused, nearly twice as much as paper, glass, aluminum and plastics combined.

Highway Fast Facts

FACT: 80 percent of old asphalt pavement removed each year is re-used.

FACT: 94 percent of the roads in America are paved with asphalt.

FACT: Recycling asphalt roads saves American taxpayers more than $300 million each year.

FACT: Approximately 300,000 people in the U.S. are employed by the asphalt industry.

FACT: Asphalt pavement is the most recycled product in America - more than newspapers, aluminum cans or glass.


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