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Q1) In this section, 10-1.19, on page 55 it states that the HMA is to be produced with the Standard Process. Usually, this process does not require TSR testing and/or the addition of an antistrip. However, there is a sub-heading that calls for the addition of lime slurry or dry lime for antistrip treatment. Will this actually be required, and if so, will there be TSR testing in addition to the testing required by the Standard Process?
A1) "Section 10-1.19 "Hot Mix Asphalt" specifies producing and placing HMA (Type A) using the Standard Process. Per Section 10-1.19, aggregate for HMA (Type A) shall be treated with lime slurry or dry lime. TSR testing of HMA (Type A) is not required under the specification." 09Mar10