In 2020 the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department partnered with researchers at ASU to explore the performance of cool paving (lighter colored seal coats applied to existing residential streets). The ASU team conducted extensive measurments and analysis of the pavement performance from multiple perspectives. The final report can be found at: View the report
The City has recently authorized a 2nd year of funding for this project in which we will continue longitudinal measurements, explore new types of cool paving, and conduct new/expanded analyses of pavement performance. Stay tuned for results!