Criticism of Asphalt Pavements in Panama

The Association of Engineers and Architects has questioned the quality of asphalt being used for road maintenance and construction.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A report by the Panamanian Association of Engineers and Architects (SPIA), "... suggests that the debatable part of the works being carried is the asphalt coating, which is only 5 centimetres thick", reports

Referring to the multi-lane roads, the report notes the presence of defective joints and a variety of surface textures, "The works are not all of superior quality", said the coordinator of the SPIA Road Committee, Gaston Schatan.

As for the asphalt used, it is the same as 50 years ago, the same mixture and the same preparation procedures.

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