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Old October 9th, 2005, 02:53 AM   #1
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Asphalt v/s Concrete

Which material do you prefer for highways??

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Old October 9th, 2005, 03:15 AM   #2
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Asphalt. Concrete looks bland. Asphalt at least give it some difference.\ in texture.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 04:53 AM   #3
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Asphalt.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 05:05 AM   #4
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No brainer.... Asphalt. Although concrete lasts a hell of a lot longer, I hate driving on it. There's an enormous difference in driving quality.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 05:08 AM   #5
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Yes, it's a pleasure to drive on an asphalt highway!!!
I don't know why in the US they like to build concrete highways everywhere!!
In Europe almost all the highways are asphalted.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 05:41 AM   #6
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Concrete all the way. So long as the concrete is well maintaned (and in my home juristiction it always is).

To me, there is simply nothing nicer then the hum and sound of regular expansion joints under the vehicles tires when driving down the freeway. Though, by no means do I mind driving on a good asphalt surface.

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Old October 9th, 2005, 06:26 AM   #7
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Yes, it's a pleasure to drive on an asphalt highway!!!
I don't know why in the US they like to build concrete highways everywhere!!
In Europe almost all the highways are asphalted.
Yes, Canada as well. Crossing the border is brutal. It's always nice to drive on something that doesn't make you think it's cutting the life of your tires in half.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 07:31 AM   #8
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I love asphalt highways. I can sneak in some sprints while the car still feels stable. On concrete, especially old concrete, cars can jar themselves into pieces.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 08:08 AM   #9
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I would go for apsalt for flexibity(doesn't crack when changes of temp suddenly happens) and smoothness...concentre for very long lasting but hard on your car, going *thump thump*. The concentre freeway which is interstate 5 in Seattle area is pretty rough and bumpy but it's 40 years old and has a many cracks and showing wear and tear from hundred of thousand of vehicles beating the freeway everyday.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 08:14 AM   #10
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Here in Tampa Bay alot of our highways are asphalt some parts are concrete though. Anyway asphalt is better.
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Old October 10th, 2005, 01:22 AM   #11
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Asphalt!
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Old October 10th, 2005, 01:46 AM   #12
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Asphalt, just sounds so smooth. As well it can come in different colours
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Old October 10th, 2005, 01:51 AM   #13
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asphalt - concrete is too noisy for nearby residents. the abrasive nature of concrete amplifies traffic sound. also, concrete is noisy inside the car as well. asphalt is quiet when in good condition
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^What colours?
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Old October 10th, 2005, 01:52 AM   #15
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Yes, I hate the sound the car mades on concrete. And also the surface is so irregular that people inside the car jump every 3 seconds.
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Old October 10th, 2005, 03:40 AM   #16
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I love concrete. It makes that cool noise when you drive on it. Dallas and Houston freeways use it all over the place. Also I feel much better driving on concrete when it's raining as well.
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Old October 10th, 2005, 03:48 AM   #17
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^What colours?
Well I have seen reddish asphalt. This is due to the rocks they use in asphalt. I remember there was a thread on it, I will try and get it.
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Old October 10th, 2005, 03:54 AM   #18
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^What colours?
Ontario has reconstructed a fair amount of highways with pink pavement of late. The stuff stays extremely smooth, but to me, it seems odd to travel on a pink driving surface


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Old October 10th, 2005, 04:21 AM   #19
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Asphalt...so much smoother. And it makes highways look better.
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Old October 10th, 2005, 04:50 AM   #20
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Black asphalt.
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