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"Polished Aggregate" 8 February 2010. http://www.pavementinteractive.org <http://www.pavementinteractive.org/article/polished-aggregate/> 1 April 2015
Areas of pavement (either PCC or HMA) where the portion of aggregate extending above the asphalt binder (in the case of HMA) or cement paste (in the case of PCC) is either very small or there are no rough or angular aggregate particles.
Decreased skid resistance
Repeated traffic applications. Generally, as a pavement ages the protruding rough, angular particles become polished. This can occur quicker if the aggregate is susceptible to abrasion or subject to excessive studded tire wear.