Impact of Lime and Liquid Antistrip Agents on Properties of Idaho Hot-Mix Asphalt Mixture Academic Article uri icon


  • In 2005, the Idaho Transportation Department constructed a field project on State Highway 67 (SH-67) to evaluate the impact of hydrated lime and a liquid antistrip agent on the mechanical properties of an Idaho hot-mix asphalt (HMA) mixture. This paper documents the results of a laboratory evaluation on field-produced HMA mixtures sampled from lime and liquid antistrip test sections on SH-67. As the two mixtures were subjected to multiple freeze-thaw (F-T) cycles, the mixture treated with hydrated lime (lime mixture) maintained good resilient-modulus properties over the entire 21 F-T cycles. The mixture treated with the liquid antistrip agent (liquid mixture) fully disintegrated after 22 F-T cycles. The results of a mechanistic analysis showed that, as a result of multiple F-T cycling, the liquid mixture will incur a 220% increase in potential rutting compared with the lime mixture, which will incur only a 65% potential increase in rutting. The dynamic moduli in compression demonstrated that both dry and moisture-conditioned lime mixtures can be considered less susceptible to rutting compared with liquid mixtures. Furthermore, the lime mixtures demonstrated better resistance to moisture damage than the liquid mixtures on the basis of the ratio of dynamic modulus in tension of moisture-conditioned to dry mixtures. The additional stiffness of the lime mixtures did not contribute to premature fatigue cracking when mixtures were subjected to dynamic creep testing in the tensile mode of loading.

published proceedings

  • Transportation Research Record Journal of the Transportation Research Board

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Sebaaly, P. E., Little, D., Hajj, E. Y., & Bhasin, A.

citation count

  • 32

complete list of authors

  • Sebaaly, Peter E||Little, Dallas||Hajj, Elie Y||Bhasin, Amit

publication date

  • January 2007