Paving Season Extended with use of Warm Mix Asphalt


In the past, the cutoff date for placing bituminous asphalt wearing and binder course in our area of Pennsylvania was October 31st. Certain restrictions would then apply after that date. However, with the introduction of Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA), PennDOT relaxed those restrictions as long as the temperature is 35 degrees and rising.

Application of WMA has many benefits. It is a proven technology that can reduce paving costs, extend the paving season, improve asphalt compaction, allow asphalt mix to be hauled longer distances and improve working conditions for road crews by reducing exposure to fuel emissions, fumes, and odors. WMA is durable enough to withstand high traffic demands, and, with its ability to provide an improved working environment, it makes an obvious choice for local road crews.

For more information, please visit www.warmmixasphalt.org.

You can contact OCI at

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Emmaus, PA
222 Main Street
Emmaus, PA 18049
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
187 Blue Valley Drive
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com