The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the average annual cost of the asphalt over-allocation program, which aims to reduce demand for asphalt by eliminating its use, is $1.4 billion per year.
The over-utilization rate for the program is 5.6 percent.
It estimates that about 15 million tons of asphalt are overutilized, and that this over-use has caused the U. S. to miss a projected annual $3.5 billion in savings from eliminating its demand for the asphalt.
has spent $7.8 billion since 1996 on over-snow removal for the nation’s roads, which has resulted in about 13 million tons being wasted or diverted.
In addition to the over-usage and waste, there is a high rate of highway deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
While some areas are seeing a significant reduction in the overuse of asphalt on the roadways, the majority of the country has been stuck with the burden.
The Over-allocated Costs of Allocation of Allocated Costs for Roadways, U. s.