2017 Quality in Construction

“The asphalt pavement industry is committed to building high-quality projects that deliver superior performance to the traveling public. All contractors’ projects earning a Quality in Construction award are measured against best practices designed to live up to that commitment,” said 2017 NAPA Chairman Dan Gallagher. 

For 2017, 269 projects were honored with a Quality in Construction Award. Ninety-three of the projects were singled out for their use of sustainable construction practices, such as incorporating reclaimed and recycled materials and using warm-mix asphalt.

 

Details on the winners and their projects follow.

 

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Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia 

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin       

 

ALABAMA

DUNN CONSTRUCTION CO. INC. OF BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

§  Widening of Brooklane Drive in Hueytown, Alabama. Dunn Construction Co. was a subcontractor to Chilton Contractors, so the companies had to plan precisely and schedule crews carefully to maximize production and deliver the project to the owner on time. Widening of Interstate 459 in Jefferson County. The company had to work at night due to heavy traffic and plan precisely with its contractors to finish the grading, planing, grinding, and paving on time. Dunn Construction employed green paving techniques to produce a quality pavement, using the maximum allowed amount of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) in the mixes and also including steel and blast furnace slag.

§  Work on SR 149 in Homewood, Alabama. The company did the work under restricted hours since the project area was in a busy traffic corridor that included Brookwood Mall and Samford University. The company needed to plan and schedule work precisely to maximize the production each shift.

§  Work on SR 5 in Walker County. The company worked closely with its planing subcontractor on scheduling to achieve maximum production from both milling and paving operations. Challenges included a heavy traffic load from the many businesses and residences in the area. The company used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), steel slag, and furnace slag in the mixes; these sustainable practices limited the use of virgin resources, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and saved money.

§  Work on a remote parking lot at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. As a subcontractor on the job, the company performed all the base construction and paving work, exceeding daily production goals to complete the project on time. Dunn Construction Co. used the maximum amount of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the project mixes, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, limiting the use of virgin materials and saving money.

§  Work on various roads in five separate locations in Birmingham, Alabama. The company worked with its planing subcontractor, Kelly Roadbuilders, on precise planning and scheduling for traffic control, milling and paving crews, ensuring maximum productivity.

midsouth paving inc., an oldcastle materials co. OF birmingham, ALA.

·         Work on US 31 in Greenville, Alabama. The company milled two inches from the road at one intersection and replaced it with new pavement. For the remainder of the 14-mile project, it placed a 1 ¾-inch Superpave treatment and then a 7/8-inch Superpave surface course. The shoulders received a fog sealer treatment.

midsouth paving inc., an oldcastle materials co. OF dothan, ALA.

·         Work on SR 52 East in Houston County. Traffic control was difficult on this two-lane, heavily traveled road, which serves as a major hub between Dothan and Georgia and carries trucks and agricultural rigs. The project also included three bridges that had to be overlaid and fitted with barrier rails. Midsouth Paving used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the project mixes to conserve resources, save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

·         Work on SR 95 in Henry County. Because of the sharp curves on this two-lane road, the company used flaggers and a pilot car to control traffic. Other challenges included the steep terrain that made paving difficult and the underlying condition of the road due to years of heavy traffic. Midsouth Paving Inc. incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the project mixes, conserving natural resources and saving money.

·         Milling and overlay of US 231 in Coffee County. The project site was challenging: it was four-lane, rural road with narrow shoulders and few places for truck turnarounds or parking. Traffic traveled at high speeds on the road, separated from the paving lane by only a few inches. The company had to mill out 2 ¼ inches each day and replace it by end of shift. Midsouth Paving Inc. incorporated green paving techniques into the project, using reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) to conserve resources and produce a quality road.

·         Work on US 231 South in Houston County. The milling and overlay project was difficult due to the abrasiveness of the existing material; it was difficult to mill without burning up the machine’s teeth prematurely. The milling was almost 4 inches—very deep—and the company had to replace it with a binder layer every day. To save money and conserve virgin materials, Midsouth Paving used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the asphalt mixes for the project.

·         Work on US 431 in Barbour County. The company had to contend with heavy traffic on this main north-south route in eastern Alabama, which included multiple intersections and retail businesses. Midsouth Paving monitored conditions carefully and adjusted the timing of lights to keep traffic moving. The company incorporated green paving techniques, using reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the mixes to conserve resources, save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

wiregrass construction co. inc. OF ariton, ALA.

·         Mill and overlay of SR 131 in Barbour County. Working in coordination with the Alabama Department of Transportation and with project subcontractors, the company milled and widened the road. It placed a 1 ½-inch Superpave course, and then a ¾-inch Superpave surface layer.

wiregrass construction co. inc. OF guntersville, ALA.

·         Work on SR 27 in Abbeville, Alabama. The company micromilled the road and widened it with 1 ½-inch Superpave asphalt mix, then placed a surface layer of ¾-inch Superpave. Wiregrass Construction Co. coordinated work with the Alabama Department of Transportation and subcontractors to ensure the production of a smooth, high-quality road.

·         Work on SR 2 in Jackson County. The company milled and overlaid the mainline roadway of this four-lane highway, using a binder layer to tie into an existing bridge. The company built the road under constant traffic with limited lane closures.

·         Work on SR 227 in DeKalb County. The company constructed this mill and overlay project under constant traffic, using a pilot car to help with traffic control. The company met production and rideability goals, and scheduled work to minimize disruptions to the public, school zones, and the businesses in the area.

wiregrass construction co. inc. OF huntsville, ALA.

·         Work on US 31 in Morgan County. The project included milling, leveling, and resurfacing of the road. The leveling included eight super-elevated curves. The company completed the project on time and on budget, producing a smooth, high-quality pavement.

wiregrass construction co. inc. OF montgomery, ALA.

·         Work on Chantilly Parkway in Montgomery County. The company constructed the first “U” bulb in Montgomery in conjunction with its installation of concrete channelizing islands. The smooth asphalt pavement that it built has helped enhance traffic flow in a very congested area.

·         Work on I-85 in Macon County. This was a micro-mill, open grade friction course project. The company used a Roadtec spray paver to apply the Novabond and to lay the surface course.

wiregrass construction co. inc. OF pelham, ALA.

·         Work on SR 22 in Chilton County. This surface treatment project included patching, leveling and overlay of the existing road. The company used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the project mixes, conserving virgin materials and reducing the project’s cost.

wiregrass construction co. inc. OF red level, ALA.

·         Construction of SR 203 from Highway 87 to Highway 125 in Elba. The company worked as subcontractor on this first of three segments of the road. Keeping on schedule was difficult due to the wet weather during the winter and spring and the need to switch traffic between lanes. Wiregrass Construction Co. used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the binder, leveling, and surface asphalt mixes.

·         Work on SR 52 in Hartford. This milling, overlay, and widening project was complicated by the rainy weather and the 1 ½-hour distance from plant to jobsite. The company used green building techniques, incorporating 35 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the mix used for widening and 20 percent RAP on the surface courses.

ALASKA

GRANITE CONSTRUCTION CO., ALASKA REGION, OF ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

·         Work on Glenn Highway in Eagle River, Alaska. This 15-mile, two-lane stretch of highway serves as the only thoroughfare between Anchorage and several communities to the north. The road was deeply rutted due to harsh winter weather conditions, making it dangerous to merge or change lanes. Granite Construction Co. minimized traffic disruption with careful planning and sequencing and produced a high-quality pavement that earned incentive bonuses for its density, asphalt mix quality and smoothness.

ARIZONA

J. BANICKI CONSTRUCTION INC. OF PHOENIX, ARIZ.

·         Work on I-17 in Phoenix. Work included wheelchair ramp improvements, upgraded safety fences, and drainage improvements. Although the company closed sections of the freeway for paving, it worked on limiting traffic impacts on weekends when the Arizona Diamondbacks were playing or special events were occurring. J. Banicki Construction blended rubberized asphalt from recycled tires into the project mixture, producing a durable pavement with a smooth ride.

ARKANSAS

APAC-CENTRAL INC., AN OLDCASTLE MATERIALS CO. OF FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.

·         Work on 5.3 miles of I-49 in Rogers. The project included the widening of the road to construct a third lane and milling and overlay of existing traffic lanes. The company worked behind a concrete barrier until the final paving, but had to enter and leave the project site from the left lanes of this busy interstate. Mill and overlay operations had to be done at night, with all milled areas repaved prior to being opened back up to traffic.

delta asphalt of arkansas inc. of paragould, ark.

·         Work on SH 140 in Mississippi County. When the company realized there was not enough material on the road’s shoulder to allow for widening, it partnered with the Arkansas Department of Transportation to develop a new plan. Despite the limited availability of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the area, Delta Asphalt used both RAP and steel slag in the project mixes, conserving natural resources.

·         Work on SH 16 in Cleburne County. The company used sustainable paving techniques; despite the limited availability of asphalt millings in the area, it incorporated 20 percent or more reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the mixes. It also used warm mix asphalt, which requires less heating than hot mix asphalt and thus limits greenhouse gas emissions.

·         Overlay of US 67 in Clay County. The company exceeded all the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department’s specifications for the quality of its asphalt mix and for its workmanship in producing the pavement. Delta Asphalt completed the construction in a timely manner and with minimal inconvenience to the traveling public.

·         Work on various roads in Georgetown. The company used rollers with intelligent compaction systems to ensure that the 1.5-inch overlay was consistent on all roads. It also incorporated sustainable paving techniques into the project, using 15 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the project mixes as well as warm mix asphalt technology.

rogers group inc. of conway, ark.

·         Work on Baker Wills Parkway in Mayflower, Arkansas. The project included construction of new roads as well as the widening, milling, and overlay of existing roads.  Challenges included the protection of existing concrete bridge decks and the connection of the new pavements to the existing interstate during daytime traffic.

·         Construction of the SH 13 extension in White County. The project included building the new road section, completing a curb and gutter section, and using part of an old road to build a new road. Rogers Group incorporated sustainable paving techniques into the project, including 10 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and 3 percent reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS) into the asphalt mixes.

·         Work on 3.8 miles of SH 65 in Bee Branch. The company widened the road, which is a major thoroughfare for vacationers traveling to north Central Arkansas, from two lanes to five lanes in Van Buren County. Work included a major expansion of the intersection of SH 65 and SH 92.

COLORADO

brannan sand & gravel co. of denver, colo.

·         Work on Greenwood Plaza Boulevard in Greenwood Village, Colorado. The project consisted of full depth patching, 3-inch full width planing, crack repair and a 3-inch overlay of stone matrix asphalt. The company used one paver, paving at 22-feet wide, to avoid longitudinal joints; it employed a second paver for turn pockets and intersections.

four corners materials, an oldcastle materials co., of bayfield, colo.

·         Work on US 491 in Cortez. Some project sections required cold in-place recycling and placement of 4 inches of asphalt; others required milling and placement of leveling and surface courses. The company used a public information consultant to keep travelers informed about the job’s progress. Four Corners Materials used the maximum allowed reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the mixes.

kiewit infrastructure co. of englewood, colo.

·         Work on Centennial Boulevard in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This was a four-phase road reconstruction that included replacement of all pavement beyond its usable life, road grade correction and modification of drainage. The company raised the center of the road to direct storm water to the new curb and gutter.

·         Work on SH 96 in Pueblo County. The company paved the downtown section of the project at night, limiting the impact on local businesses and residents. Working at night also enabled the company to pave in larger segments, limiting the number of transverse joints and providing a better ride. In addition, workers were safer because the road was closed to all traffic.

martin marietta of ft. collins, colo.

·         Resurfacing of Larimer County Road 48 and Road 52E. For Road 48, the company used three different asphalt mixes for patching, leveling and surface courses. It completed paving for each 3-mile lane of the top mat in one day. The steep and winding curves of Road 52E made paving a challenge, but Martin Marietta completed the road ahead of schedule. The company incorporated 20 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into its patching and leveling courses.

·         Work on various roads in Fort Collins. The company used various pavement rehabilitation techniques and placed 2 to 3-inch asphalt overlays to improve and protect the roadway infrastructure. Work also included utility coordination, erosion control, traffic control, and water valve and manhole adjustments. Martin Marietta incorporated 20 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into all mixes.

·         Overlay of several streets in Greeley, Colorado, part of the Keep Greeley Moving Program. The company coordinated work with the city and local businesses to minimize the impact of construction. It used two different high-tensile synthetic fiber reinforcements to increase the durability of the mat. Martin Marietta incorporated 20 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (AP) into the project mixes.

·         Mill and overlay of Waterton Road in Douglas County. The road’s shifting subgrade had created a rough ride for motorists. Martin Marietta milled the road 2 inches, performed profile milling to remove dips and humps, and relocated the road’s crown to the correct location. The company then placed a 2-inch overlay on the road using a 50-foot ground ski and an electronic beam on the curb side.

united cos., an oldcastle materials co., of grand junction, colo.

·         Work on Gunnison–Crested Butte Regional Airport Runway 6/24 and Taxiway A. The company milled out the existing asphalt, repaired the deep cracks and then placed a 3-inch overlay. The company completed the job with runway grooving.

CONNECTICUT

o&g industries inc. of torrington, conn.

·         Innovative work on the reconstruction of I-95 in New Haven. This six-year project required the coordination of 94 team members, including 65 subcontractors. The company had to frequently restage work to keep traffic moving and to open new areas. Other challenges included the demolition of 19 bridges; one demolition took place in a series of overnights in subzero temperatures. The owner also added work as the project progressed.

tilcon connecticut inc., an oldcastle materials co., of new britain, conn.

·         Work on 5.9 miles of Route 63 in New Haven County. The company ran two milling operations concurrently to complete this work in a tight time frame, then performed crack filling where necessary. Tilcon Connecticut placed a 1-inch level course in certain areas, then placed 2 inches of hot-mix asphalt over the entire road in one lift, using a material transfer vehicle.

FLORIDA

ajax paving industries of florida llc of fort myers, fla.

·         Work on I-75 in Charlotte and Sarasota Counties. The project included the widening of the road from four lanes to six lanes. The company proposed a change in the project’s cross slope correction plans that resulted in a gross savings of over one million dollars.

CWR Contracting inc. of freeport, fla.

·         Work on SR 81 in Walton County. The company used best practices to meet all the project specifications throughout the milling and paving operations. It employed a material transfer vehicle and an asphalt paver with skis and slope control to produce a smooth asphalt pavement with as little disruption as possible to the traffic and businesses along the route.

·         Work on CR 466 in Fruitland Park, Florida. The company widened the road, placing a 1-inch base, a 1-inch leveling course, a 1.5-inch binder course and a 1-inch surface.

·         Work on SR 20 in Leon County. The company worked at night with limited lane closures to minimize disruption to traffic in the area. Challenges included several different milling depths along the route and forty side connections that were included in the project length.

·         Work on 3.8 miles of SR 59 in Jefferson County. The company milled and resurfaced the road and widened its shoulders.

duval asphalt products inc. of jacksonville, fla.

·         Work on SR 103 in Duval County. Because the road carries heavy traffic, including both standard vehicles and large commercial vehicles, the company performed the milling and resurfacing operations at night. It completed the asphalt paving with zero straightedge deficiencies and met all mix requirements.

·         Work on SR 126 in Jacksonville. The road is an alternate route to get to downtown, sports facilities, and the port facilities along the St. Johns River. Duval Asphalt Products milled the road and placed an overlay, working at night to reduce the impact to the traveling public. It paved the entire roadway in four shifts without any straightedge deficiencies.

preferred materials inc., an oldcastle materials co. of kissimmee, fla.

·         Work on the I-4 ramps in Celebration, Florida. The ramps are heavily traveled since they are the first exit for Walt Disney World on westbound SR 400.  Throughout the project, the company was very mindful of events and traffic incidents that would affect its ability to work and cause undue delays to motorists.

·         Work on US 1/SR 5 from Law Street to Post Road in Brevard County. The job included milling the existing roadway and placing new base, binder, and surface courses of asphalt. Because of a fracture in the road, the company had to close northbound US 1 to install a new cross drain. By carefully coordinating work with the owner, Preferred Materials Inc. was able to install the drain and restore traffic patterns in less than 24 hours.

·         Mill and overlay of US 92/SR 600 in Polk County. The project had no sections that needed re-work and the customer found no deficiencies.

·         Work on various roads in Auburndale, Florida. Work included the milling and overlay of the roads with a 1 ½-inch asphalt surface course.

preferred materials inc., an oldcastle materials co. of jacksonville, fla.

·         Work on 9.5 miles of I-10 in Jefferson County. The project included milling the mainline lanes and paving them with 2 inches of structural material and ¾-inch of friction course, plus the milling of the CR 257 interchange and paving with 1.5-inch structural course and 1 inch of friction course. The company used sustainable paving methods; incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the project mixes.

·         Work on 11 miles of I-75 in Alachua County. The company performed variable depth milling and paving of both the main lanes and shoulders of this six-lane highway. It incorporated sustainable paving techniques into the job, using reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the mixes.

·         Work on I-75 in Gainesville. The project included variable depth milling and paving of approximately 9 miles of the main lanes and shoulders of a six-lane highway. The company took a green approach, using reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the mixes.

·         Work on JAXPORT Intermodal Container Transfer Facility. The project included milling and then placement of 4 inches of asphalt base and 3 to 5 inches of structural asphalt. Excellent communication, coordination and attention to detail were key to working around this very busy U.S. port. Preferred Materials Inc. used a green paving approach, including reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the mixes.

·         Work on SR 105 (Heckscher Drive) in Duval County. The project consisted of milling and paving approximately six miles of urban, two-lane road bordered by inter-coastal water frontage on both sides. Work also included the widening of three intersection turn lanes. Preferred Materials used green paving techniques for the project, including reclaimed asphalt pavement in the mixes.

·         Work on SR 26 in Alachua County. The project included the milling and paving of approximately 3 miles of urban, four-lane curb and gutter roadway. Preferred Materials incorporated sustainable paving techniques into the project, using 20 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the project mixes.

·         Work on SR 685 in Tampa. The company partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation to adjust the paving schedule to accommodate local residents and businesses. This was one of FDOT’s first projects using a new binder n the friction course asphalt, and Preferred Materials had to use some creative paving techniques to maintain the proper mix temperatures.

ranger construction industries inc. of west palm beach, fla.

·         Work on PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach County. This project was designed to raise the existing roadway elevation through a flood prone and environmentally sensitive wetland area in the county. The company used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) on the project mixes.

·         Work on US 41/Tamiami Trail in Dade County. The company partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation to use a more efficient and cost-effective method of correcting cross slopes and improving smoothness. It milled the road and overlaid it without increasing project time or traffic disruption. Ranger Construction used sustainable paving techniques, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into one of the asphalt mixes.

·         Work on SR 60 in Lake Wales, Florida. Traffic on the road was heavy, so Ranger Construction Industries used an automated flagging device, similar to a traffic light, during its milling and filling operations. The automated device was safer than having flagmen in the roadway.

GEORGIA

C.W. matthews contracting co. inc. of marietta, ga.

·         Work on I-75 in Catoosa and Whitfield Counties. The company worked nights and weekends to reduce the impact of the work on motorists. The project included micro-milling and placement of 1.5 inches of asphalt before a final surface course was placed. C. W. Matthews used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) as well as a porous asphalt surface course that allowed water to flow to the ground below.

·         Work on 9.78 miles of SR 109 in Troup County. The project included the mill and overlay of the road, which changes from a four-lane highway to a two-lane rural road along this length. The company used sustainable practices, incorporating 30 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the project mixes and 25 percent recycled materials into the patching mixtures.

·         Mill and overlay of SR 114 in Chattooga County. This portion of the road carries heavy traffic, which required a special surface pavement. Since the local aggregates could not provide the necessary properties for the asphalt mix, the project used a unique, project-specific design for the surface course. C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. completed the entire project in 13 days, producing a pavement that showed a 68 percent improvement in smoothness over the previous road.

pittman construction co. of conyers, ga.

·         Work on SR 98 in Madison County. The work included milling, resurfacing and shoulder rehabilitation for 10.8 miles of the road. Pittman Construction incorporated 15 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the project mixes, saving the customer money and reducing the need for virgin aggregates and asphalt binders. With continuous paving operations, sufficient haul vehicles, a material transfer vehicle and slow and steady paving, the company achieved a 58.7 percent improvement in the road’s ride quality.

 
preferred materials inc., an oldcastle materials co., of savannah, ga.

·         Mill and overlay of SR 204 in Savannah, the main route from the city to I-95. During its work, the company had to cope with the lane shifts and heavy traffic conditions generated by another road construction project in the area. Preferred Materials Inc. paved two 12-foot lanes with 8-foot shoulders on each side in just 18 shifts.

·         Work on US 80 in Chatham County. The project included the milling and resurfacing of 20.81 miles of the road; it included tie-ins to two main bridges, 13 turn lanes and five main intersections. Paving within a limited 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. window, the company completed work in 31 days.

reeves construction corp. of macon, ga.

·         Work on SR 67 north of Holton Road to north of Davis Road in Bulloch County. The company used green paving techniques on this project, which included milling 1 ¼ inches of pavement off the road and then replacing it with an asphalt inlay.

·         Work on SR 67 in Statesboro. The project included 1 ½ inches of variable width milling and inlay. The company incorporated green paving techniques, using warm-mix asphalt and taking millings back to the plant and processing them so they could be reused in the surfacing mixes for the project. Both processes reduced the environmental impact of the project by conserving virgin materials and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

·         Work on US 301/SR 73, from milepost 14.86 to milepost 2.6 in Bulloch and Evans Counties. The project included 1 ½ inches of variable width milling with inlay. The company used sustainable paving techniques on the project, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) from the millings back into the asphalt mix. It also used warm-mix asphalt paving technology.

the scruggs co. of hahira, ga.

·         Work on US 19 in Thomas County. The project included 21.33 miles of milling, resurfacing, and shoulder rehabilitation. By following the Georgia Department of Transportation procedures and by maintaining continuity of paving, the company was able to produce a smooth, high-quality road with a 58 percent improved ride quality.

IDAHO

idaho materials & construction, an oldcastle materials co., of nampa, idaho

·         Work on I-84 in Canyon County. When a harsh winter necessitated repairs to this heavily traveled road, the company worked with the Idaho Transportation Department to minimize paving time and traffic disruption. Idaho Materials & Construction completed the 8-mile mill and overlay project during four weekends, with three paving crews and two plants keeping the project moving 24/7. It used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the project mixes.

knife river corp., southern idaho division, of boise, idaho

·         Work on US 95 and US 12 in Lewiston, Idaho. The company suggested a better way to phase the project to minimize the construction’s impact on the traveling public. It also overcame many technical challenges to produce a pavement that earned 90 percent of the smoothness incentive. Knife River Corp. successfully piloted the use of an asphalt mix that included 45 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement.

poe asphalt paving inc. of lewiston, idaho

·         Work on SH 95 and SH 8 in Latah County. The project consisted of cold milling, placement of a fabric structural layer and overlay. During paving, traffic on the road was limited to one lane in each direction; Poe Asphalt Paving partnered with the local agencies and its subcontractors to reduce traffic disruptions. It used a material transfer device and three highway-class rollers to lay the pavement, whose mixes contained reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP).

·         Work on US 95 from milepost 372.90 to milepost 376.82 in Tensed, Idaho. Because the existing roadway was too narrow, the company removed the road surface and ballast layers, widened the road and regraded it, and then placed base aggregates and three lifts of ½-inch hot mix asphalt. The project mixes included reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP).

·         Work on US 95 in Kootenai County. The company milled the road and then placed an inlay consisting of two lifts of Superpave hot mix asphalt. It worked at night to limit traffic disruptions on this road, which is a major connecting route in the area. Poe Asphalt Paving used the maximum allowable 33 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the project mixes.

·         Work on Fairchild Air Force Base. Working with the general contractor on this design/build project, the company removed 18.5 inches of material from the taxi lane and replaced it with 13.5 inches of aggregate base and 5 inches of hot-mix asphalt. Poe Asphalt Paving used 23 trucks to transport the asphalt to the base to ensure that it met all of the job’s stringent requirements.

·         Work on I-90 in Kootenai County. The project included a mill and inlay with a salsa seal on four lanes of interstate. The company used a material transfer vehicle with a Vogele paver to allow continuous laydown, and three highway-class rollers to achieve proper compaction.

ILLINOIS

southern illinois asphalt co. of marion, illinois

·      Work on 6.3 miles of I-64 in Jefferson County. The project included patching and repair to the existing pavement plus milling and overlay of the road. This was a pay-for-performance project that was the first in this Illinois Department of Transportation district to require the contractor to meet a minimum flexibility index for the road. Southern Illinois Asphalt used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in its mixes. 

·         Work on IL 166 in Williamson County. The project scope included milling followed by the placement of a leveling course of Superpave asphalt and a 1.5-inch overlay of Superpave surface course. The company used rollers with intelligent compaction technology to achieve the desired density and smoothness. Both the leveling and surface courses contained reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP).

INDIANA

brooks construction co. of fort wayne, ind.

·         Work on I-69 in Allen County. The project included the addition of a longer acceleration lane from westbound I-469 to a southbound I-69 ramp. In addition, the company installed a traffic signal at the top of an exit ramp and then milled, patched, and repaved a section of the Interstate. All these operations had to be completed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

·         Work on Neely Avenue in Muncie. The project included complete removal and replacement of the existing pavement as well as installation of new storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalks and left turn lanes. Schedule challenges included the relocation of natural gas and water lines as well the need to wait until school was closed to pave. The company also used a material transfer device plus vibratory and oscillating rollers on the project.

·         Work on SR 1 in DeKalb and Steuben Counties, which is the main north/south route through Butler. Project challenges included the replacement of 43 ADA ramps at 13 different intersections. Other work included patching of the existing hot-mix asphalt pavement, milling, and placement of a new asphalt surface. One part of the project was completed in the fall of 2015 and the other in the spring of 2016.

E&b paving inc. of bloomington, ind.

·         Work on SR 48 in Monroe County. Because of the high volume of car and truck traffic, the company chose to pave at night to minimize disruptions to area businesses. At the request of the City of Bloomington, the company altered the traffic island and lane widths to allow the addition of bike lanes. E&B Paving incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the project mixes.

j.h. rudolph & co. inc. of evansville, ind.

·         Overlay of I-69 in Vanderburgh County. The project includes the intersection of I-69 and US 41, the busiest intersection in the region. Work needed to be completed as quickly as possible and with minimal impact to motorists. J.H. Rudolph & Co. crews worked day and night, and many weekends and Sunday evenings, to achieve this goal.

milestone contractors lp of indianapolis, ind.

·         Work on I-65 in Franklin. The reconstruction project, which added travel lanes to the road, took place in multiple phases over 24 months. The company had to work under heavy traffic, most of the time working 24/7 to meet the accelerated schedule. Challenges also included keeping workers safe and maintaining consistent material delivery to ensure a high-quality pavement.

·         Work on McDonald Lane in Floyd County. This was a total reconstruction project that included utilities, sidewalks, and curbs. Since the work area contained multiple residences, the company made a special effort to communicate with the community.

·         Work at The Center in Indianapolis. The project included the construction of a new parking lot and access roads for this new buildng. For the roads, the company used 8 inches of aggregate base, 4 inches of Superpave, and two 1-inch lifts of stone matrix asphalt. For the parking lot, it used 6 inches of base, 3 inches of Superpave, and 1½ inches of a surface course. A void-reducing membrane was used at the construction joints and along the concrete curb. Milestone Contractors employed sustainable paving techniques, using reclaimed asphalt pavement and reclaimed asphalt shingles in the project mixes.

rieth-riley construction co. inc. of gary, ind.

·         Overlay of almost nine miles of the Indiana Toll Road (I-80/I-90) in Mishawaka. The company worked on an accelerated schedule to avoid lane closures and communicated extensively with the public through social media to inform them about what was occurring on the site. Rieth-Riley Construction also used sustainable paving techniques, incorporating about 23,000 tons of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and slag into the asphalt mixes to reduce the need for virgin materials and aggregates.

rieth-riley construction co. inc. of indianapolis, ind.

·         Work on Anderson Municipal Airport Runway 12/30. The company placed a 1-inch binder course and then a 2-inch surface course.  Rieth-Riely used two pavers in echelon to pave in 50-foot widths. Their operations were so efficient that the company managed to complete work in one weekend instead of the four originally scheduled for the work.

IOWA

l.l. pelling co. inc. of north liberty, iowa

·         Construction of a full-depth perpetual pavement on Iowa 100 in Cedar Rapids. The company worked closely with its dirt, aggregate, and utility subs, and with the Iowa Department of Transportation, to ensure that the project remained on schedule despite rainy weather. L.L. Pelling Co. produced nine different asphalt mixes for the project and incorporated slag into the surface friction courses for ramps and the mainline.

norris asphalt paving co. of ottumwa, iowa

·         Work on Cumming Road in Madison County. The company performed cold in-place recycling before resurfacing the road with hot mix asphalt. One of the biggest challenge was maintaining road access for area homes and businesses. The company used 20 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in each mix.

·         Work on Iowa 1 in Jefferson County. The company used cold-in-place recycling for the project, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the mixes.

KANSAS

APAC-kansas inc., shears division, an oldcastle materials co., of hutchinson, kansas

·         Work on US 50 in Edwards County. The project included a 1-inch milling of the road plus two 1 ½-inch overlays. This was one of the first projects in Kansas to use the state’s new effective film thickness specification.

·         Work on US 400 in Cherokee and Labette Counties. The project included the 3-inch mill of the existing pavement followed by an 8-inch overlay. Challenges included the mitigation of contaminated water on the road from strip mine pits plus numerous bridges that generated change orders and delayed completion.

·         Work on US 56 in Edwards and Pawnee counties. The project including milling the rapidly deteriorating roadway and placing a 1 1/5-inch overlay.

KENTUCKY

Scotty’s Contracting and stone llc of bowling green, ky.

·         Work on I-65 in Warren County. Work included the milling and resurfacing of 10 miles of the interstate through two busy interchanges, rehabilitation of ramps at one interchange and the milling and resurfacing of other ramps.

·         Widening of I-65 in Hardin, Hart, and LaRue Counties. The project included the addition of a lane and a shoulder in each direction and a permanent dividing barrier wall in the median. Challenged by limited lane closures, a tight budget, and an aggressive schedule, the company paid careful attention to phasing, safety, and traffic to ensure the project went flawlessly. Scotty’s incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) into project mixes.

·         Work at Russellville–Logan County Airport. The multi-phased project consisted of a runway extension, taxiway overlay, runway overlay, and T-hanger reconstruction. Time was limited for each runway and taxiway closure, so the company had to mobilize several times, tying each new section smoothly into the previous work. Scotty’s used echelon paving to eliminate multiple cold longitudinal joints.

LOUISIANA

barriere construction co. llc of metairie, la.

·         Work on LA 417 in Pointe Coupee Parish. The project involved upgrading a 14.2-mile stretch of highway that had received minimal maintenance over 30 years into a smooth, safe transportation route in a rural industrial area. The company planned work carefully to limit the work’s impact on traffic from logging operations and the sugar cane farms. Despite such challenges, Barriere Construction was able to deliver the project 115 days early and $1.28 million under budget.

diamond b construction of alexandria, la.

·         Reconstruction of LA 1 in Galbraith. The road was originally designed with a cross-slope to accommodate eventual widening, but since that never occurred the company had to convert it to a centerline crowned roadway. Diamond B used close-coupled milling and paving operations, level-up milling, and additional traffic control devices to perform the job safely. The project was also a successful pilot for a new asphalt specification from the Louisiana Department of Transportation.

MAINE

pike industries inc., an oldcastle materials co., of belmont, n.h.

·         Work on NH 12A in Washington County. The year-long project included underdrain, solid rock excavation, culvert replacement, shoulder repair, and stone line ditching, as well as guardrail, erosion activities, signs, line striping, and bridge joints. The company used cold plane recycling and reused the removed asphalt. It installed different asphalt courses in the two project sections, topping them both with a 1 ½-inch wearing course to produce a smooth asphalt road.

·         Work on NH 17 in Oxford County. The project included the installation of all new drainage, removal of the existing pavement, the addition of variable depth gravel, and placement of base and surface HMA courses. The company incorporated 20 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into all the project mixes.

·         Work on NH 27 in Franklin County. The project included a mile of shoulder rehabilitation with a variable depth shim layer and a surface course. Using a portable asphalt mix plant, Pike Industries incorporated 20 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into all its mixes.

MASSACHUSETTS

P.J. KEATING CO., AN OLDCASTLE MATERIALS CO., OF LUNENBURG, MASS.

·         Work on the CSX Transportation Automotive Distribution Facility in East Brookfield, Massachusetts. The project included the milling and overlay of four staging lots where new cars and trucks brought in by rail are parked until picked up by auto transport trucks. Although paving took place during the facility’s slow season of July and August, P.J. Keating had to plan its operations carefully to avoid disrupting the 24/7 operations of its customer.

·         Work on East Street and Eastman Street in Mansfield. The project was part of a multi-year paving contract with a consortium of suburban towns southwest of Boston. Although much of the paving was done on quiet rural roads, Eastman Street carries more than 12,000 vehicles a day and is the main route through Mansfield. P.J. Keating did the milling and overlay work in two nights

·         Resurfacing, pavement preservation and related work on I-495 in Mansfield. The company shot-blasted the open-graded surface course on the north side of the highway to restore surface texture before applying a fog seal. On the southbound side it placed an ultra-thin bonded overlay. Work also included the resurfacing of 15 bridges with an innovative Superpave waterproof surface course. Working around closures due to events at nearby stadiums, P.J. Keating Co. produced an outstanding asphalt road.

·         Work on I-90 in Weston, Massachusetts. The project included the staged removal of existing toll booths, gantries and canopies, and access tunnels; removal of a parking lot and access drives; modifications and reconstruction of the road to plazas 14, 15, and 55; and the full depth reconstruction (milling and surface overlay) of the I-90 on and off ramps at the I-95 interchange. Company crews worked 24/7 under heavy traffic to meet the demanding schedule.

·         Work on Main Street in Medfield. The mill and overlay project was part of a multi-year paving contract with a consortium of suburban towns southwest of Boston. Because the road is a very busy commuter route, the company paved at night to avoid long traffic delays and minimized noise as much as possible to avoid disturbing residents.

·         Work on Narragansett Avenue, the only “paved” road on Prudence Island, Rhode Island. Since there was no bridge to the island, the company had to use a barge and its own ramps and landing area to bring all materials and equipment in, including the warm-mix asphalt required for paving the road.

·         Construction of Patriot Parkway in Weymouth. This half-mile road is the final link in a 2.75-mile stretch of road between Route 3 in Rockland and Route 18 in Weymouth. The road, which includes a bicycle lane and a buffer lane for visitor parking, will run through the planned new downtown area of Union Point. The company placed a 4-inch base course, a 2.25-inch asphalt binder course, and a 1.75-inch Superpave asphalt surface.

·         Work on Route 119 and other roads in Groton. The project, which included the emergency mill and overlay of the road, started in early June and had to be completed by the end of the month. P.J. Keating had the plant capacity, equipment, and manpower necessary to tackle the job; two milling crews and four paving crews worked days, nights and weekends to meet the demand.

·         Construction of the parking lot at South Coast Marketplace in Fall River. Their work was part of the transformation of an old mall into a modern, open-air marketplace. The company applied the initial binder course of hot-mix asphalt early on, enabling other workers to build the new retail stores. Once that work was near completion, the company returned to the site to install a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement.

·         Work on various roads in Dartmouth. The company milled the pavements and placed the first Superpave hot-mix asphalt pavement on city streets. It worked closely with the city, providing real-time data on the mixes at the production facility and at the paving site. The project was so successful that the Town of Dartmouth now specifies Superpave for its roads on a regular basis.

MICHIGAN

ajax paving industries of troy, mich.

·         Work on the Ford Motor Co.’s Michigan Proving Ground East-West Straightaway in Romeo, Michigan. Work included the micro-milling and profile milling of the center lane of the three-lane speedway to a depth of 1¾ inches, plus the correction of the cross slope. Ajax Paving Industries used special mixes for the project and maintained a close scrutiny on all work.

·         Work on I-94 in Macomb County. The work included cold milling butt joints, repair of 40,000 lineal feet of deteriorated joints and the installation of a high-volume, ultrathin hot-mix asphalt overlay. The company worked at night, producing a pavement that met all the owners’ requirements. Ajax Paving provided a two-year pavement performance warranty on its work.

cadillac asphalt llc, an oldcastle materials co., of farmington, mich.

·         Mill and overlay of Grand River Avenue in Wayne County. The company used a 24-foot-wide paving screed to eliminate cold joints and joint density risks on the project.

·         Work on Oakland County International Airport Taxiway C. This was a six-phase project that included subgrade preparation, taxiway lighting circuit installation, pavement restoration, and placement of asphalt pavement. During five phases of the project, the company had to complete work within limited 36 to 72-hour runway closures. Cadillac Asphalt was able to complete the entire project 14 days ahead of the 180-day schedule.

·         Work on Stadium Boulevard in Washtenaw County. The company had to meet project specifications much stricter than normal DOT standards, with an engineer and field inspectors checking the work every step of the way. Cadillac Asphalt built the project in several phases to maintain traffic at one of the busiest intersections in the city.

·         Work on US 12 in Washtenaw County. Because of scheduling, the project consisted of eight, short-stretch stages. The work involved paving between and around decorative concrete crosswalks and pedestrian islands. Because of the historical buildings in the area, the company had to achieve the proper density for the pavement without using a vibratory roller.

rieth-riley construction co. inc. of charlevoix, mich.

·         Work on US 31 in Emmet County. This was a multi-stage project on US-31, the main artery for tourists and goods traveling north to the Straits of Mackinaw. The company placed a 2-inch Superpave binder course and a 2-inch Superpave surface course.

rieth-riley construction co. inc. of kalamazoo, mich.

·         Reconstruction of M-66 in Nashville, Michigan. The company milled the road 1.5 inches and then placed a 1.5-inch surface of Superpave asphalt mix. To ensure smoother joints, Rieth-Riley Construction Co. paved both the mainline and the wide shoulders in echelon using two pavers and one paving crew.

·         Work on approximately 1.2 miles of Stadium Drive in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Prior to milling and leveling the roadway, the company had to temporarily lower 46 structures in the road, then raise them again before placing the hot-mix asphalt surface. Working at night, Rieth-Riley placed an overlay that included a 2-inch Superpave leveling course and a 2-inch Superpave surface course.

rieth-riley construction co. inc. of lansing, mich.

·         Innovative work on 12.5 miles of US 127 in Ithaca. To maintain traffic, the company paved the road’s shoulders before working on the mainlines. It placed an asphalt crack relief over the existing concrete road, then laid leveling and surface courses. Crews reconstructed the road under three different overpasses to increase clearances and paved on and off ramps in the project’s limits. Rieth-Riley Construciton used sustainable paving techniques, including the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP).

rieth-riley construction co. inc. of prudenville, mich.

·         Work on M-55 in Iosco County. The company had to mill the road and pave back the same sections by the end of the work shift each day so it would be open to traffic. The asphalt mix included 27 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP).

MINNESOTA

knife river materials, northern minnesota division, of bemidji, minn.

·         Work on CSAH 2 in Lake County. The company laid a 2-inch base coat of asphalt followed by a 2-inch surface course, achieving significant improvements on the road. It earned incentive bonuses of 99 percent for the ride and 52 percent for density.

·         Milling and overlay of 15.4 miles of MN 32 in Clay County. The company worked closely with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the project subcontractors to complete the project on schedule. Knife River Materials earned ride and density incentives for the quality of the pavement, as well as an incentive for monitoring the mat temperature.

·         Milling and paving of MN 6 in Cass County. To improve project results, the company worked with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on a different approach to the job, performing two 1 ½-inch mill lifts and two 1 ½-inch asphalt overlays. Knife River Materials also monitored the temperature of the pavement as it was placed.

·         Work on 29.4 miles of MN 84 in Cass County. The project included milling, overlay, culvert repair, guardrail, and incidental work. Challenges included multiple curves as well as the difficulty of navigating in certain areas where traffic and trucks had to share the road. The company achieved incentives for the road’s ride and density, and for temperature monitoring of the pavement as it was being placed.

·         Work on 12 miles of US 59 in Kittson County. The project included milling, correction for frost heave, and overlay of the road. Knife River Materials worked closely with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the project subcontractors to complete the project within a tight 15-day schedule.

·         Milling and overlay of several roads in Beltrami County. The multi-phase project included eight crossovers, six bridge rehabilitations, and 2,000 feet of regrade work. The company met weekly with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and its subcontractors to keep the project on schedule.

·         Work on nine streets in Devils Lake, Minnesota. Work included milling, patching and overlay. The company worked closely with the City and subcontractors to ensure that the project went smoothly.

·         Work on five different roads in Pennington County. The combined length of the project was almost 22 miles. Work included milling, overlay, shoulders and incidental work. Knife River Materials worked closely with the County and its subcontractors to ensure all work was completed within the 25-day schedule.

valley paving inc. of shakopee, minn.

·         Work on I-94 in Hennepin County, a badly deteriorated, 10-lane wide concrete roadway. The company patched the road, placed an ultra-thin bonded wearing course to level the road, then laid a 2-inch lift of hot-mix asphalt. Valley Paving partnered with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to develop a paving scheduled that reduced shutdown time for paving. The company used 20 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the mixes, reducing the use of virgin aggregates and saving money. Using thermal scanners and intelligent compaction technologies, the company produced a quality pavement with excellent densities.

MISSOURI

apac-central, an oldcastle materials co., of springfield, mo.

·         Work on Route 60 in Mansfield. The company used 30 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in two project mixes.

apex paving co. inc. of Cape Girardeau, mo.

·         Overlay of Routes ZZ and AD in Stoddard County. Apex Paving completed the construction on schedule while minimizing inconvenience to the traveling public.

·         Overlay of Route 91, Route N and Route B in Bollinger, Stoddard and Cape Giradeau Counties. Despite the limited availability of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the area, Apex Paving Co. incorporated 25 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the project mix.

hutchens construction co. of cassville, mo.

·         Work on the runway at Boone County Regional Airport. The company milled and then repaved the existing runway. To construct the smoothest possible longitudinal joints, the company used a steel wheel mounted to a road grader, which quickly removed an existing edge and left a clean vertical edge for the next asphalt pavement course. With this technique, Hutchens Construction Co. was able to speed construction and minimize cleanup.

pace construction co. inc. of st. louis, mo.

·         Work on I-70 in St. Louis. Limited space and high travel-lane traffic made hauling millings away and bringing asphalt to the project site very challenging. Because the reversible (express lanes) were shut down for 14 days, Pace Construction Co. had to maintain high production to avoid hefty fines for going over schedule.

·         Overlay of Route 17 in Howell and Texas counties. Per contract, the company had to meet intelligent compaction specifications for the 34-mile project on a rural highway; this required extensive GPS survey control for data collection in real time. Pace also had to track temperature differentials in roadway segments to meet infrared scanning specifications.

superior bowen asphalt co. llc of kansas city, mo.

·         Work on Route 435 in Kansas City, Missouri. The company performed the milling and overlay at night due to the heavy traffic load; it also had to work around the game schedule of the Kansas City Royals.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

pike industries inc., an oldcastle materials co., of belmont, n.h.

·         Work on Long Pond Road and SR 6/15 in Somerset County. The project consisted of reclaiming the existing roadway, and then injecting emulsion and mixing cement in the reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP). The company then laid base and surface layers of hot mix asphalt on the road.

·         Work on NH 101 in Manchester. The project, designed to preserve and extend the longevity of the pavement, included mill and fill plus the placement of a high-polymer asphalt mix. The company worked at night to produce and install the temperature-sensitive mix, milling and paving sections of the project each night.

·         Preservation and rehabilitation of six segments of different roads near Concord, New Hampshire. The work included inlays as well as sidewalk tipdowns, drainage work, site work, electrical, striping, and guardrail. The company used nine different asphalt mixes from three different plants because each road section was unique. Working mostly at night because of heavy traffic, Pike Industries produced smooth, high-quality pavements in all of these areas.

 

 

NEVADA

 

Granite Construction Co. of Sparks, Nev.

 

·        Work on SR 439 in Lyon and Storey Counties. The work included the construction of 48 new lane miles of asphalt paving. The company required only two days of profile grinding to bring the dense greade course-placed in one 4-inch lift into spec. Granite Construction used sustainable paving practices on this project, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the mix. 

·        Work on I-80 in Fernley. Due to schedule constraints, the company had to work very efficiently to mill the road and place the asphalt overlay. Granite Construction Co. used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) produced at its Lockwood plant in the project mixes. 

  

NEW JERSEY

earle asphalt co. of farmingdale, n.j.

·         Work on Route 29 in Ewing, New Jersey. The company milled 3 inches from the mainline travel lanes, then repaved it with 1.5 inches of intermediate mix and 1.5 inches of surface course. Crews milled the shoulders, side streets and ramps 2 inches then paved them with 2-inches of surface course. Despite problems with the underlying concrete slabs that made the work more challenging, Earle Asphalt Co. produced a high-quality, aesthetically pleasing asphalt pavement.

·         Mill and overlay of US 202 in Ringoes, New Jersey. The company milled two inches from the mainline travel lanes and the shoulders, side streets and ramps, then repaved them with 2 inches of hot-mix asphalt. The company milled the shoulders at the same time as the right lane, making sure that the right lane was repaved by the end of the work shift.

tilcon new york inc., an oldcastle materials co. of parsippany, n.j.

·         Construction of the new Wegmans’ parking lot in Hanover, New Jersey.  The company placed approximately 13,000 tons of asphalt around the building, throughout the 1,178-car parking lot, at the entrances, and on the surrounding roadway.

NEW MEXICO

fisher sand & gravel of placitas, n.m.

·         Work on I-40 in Casa Blanca, New Mexico. The company milled variable depths of the road up to 8 inches to achieve the desired cross slope, then placed a 3-inch Superpave base course followed by a 3-inch Superpave binder and a 5/8-inch open graded friction surface course.

NEW YORK

barrett paving materials inc. of liverpool, n.y.

·         Work on SR 5 in Onondaga County. The project included cold milling and placement of a Superpave surface course, removal and replacement of deficient guide rails, sidewalk ramp repairs and ramp reconstruction and pavement striping. Because of heavy traffic, the company ended up working at night, which meant developing new lighting and traffic control plans.  Barrett Paving Materials included reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the project mixes.

·         Mill and overlay of the West Seneca Turnpike in Onondaga County. Much of the work was being done to ensure that the City meant current ADA requirements, and this ended up requiring additional sidewalk work. Because of the heavy traffic counts in the area, the company worked closely with the city and the engineers on alternative ways to get the work done and keep traffic moving.

callanan industries inc., an oldcastle materials co. of albany, n.y.

·         Work on Schenectady County Airport Runway 10/28. The company milled the existing runway precisely to survey specifications, stripped the topsoil away, and then repaved it with a 3-inch base and a 2-inch surface course. The company had to complete the work in three phases.

 

NORTH CAROLINA

 

BLYTHE CONSTRUCTION INC. OF CHARLOTTE, N.C.

 

·         Work on I-77 in Charlotte. The project included milling 2 inches from the existing roadway then repaving it with a 2-inch layer of asphalt plus a 5/8-inch ultra-thin wearing course.

 

CAROLINA SUNROCK LLC OF RALEIGH, N.C.

 

·         Work on Sandy Forks Road in Raleigh. The 1.3-mile road had become worn and weakened due to overuse from growth in nearby neighborhoods. To improve traffic flow and pedestrian connectivity, the company built a divided two-lane road with median and a three-lane undivided road with center turn lane, and reconfigured two intersections. Carolina Sunrock and the owners were committed to sustainability, and they have submitted the project, which used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in mixes, for Greenroads Certification.

 

S.T. WOOTEN CORP. OF WILSON, N.C.

 

·         Rehabilitation of 10.1 miles of I-95 in Wilson County. The company performed the milling and overlay project at night. Since most of the work took place during the summer months, when thunderstorms are abundant, company supervisors had to keep a close eye on the weather to judge whether or not paving should take place.

 

·         Innovative work on US 17/74/76 in Brunswick and New Hanover counties. The company performed the grading and paving on this design/build project, and built a new diverging diamond intersection in just two weekends. It used two paving crews working around the clock to finish the job on schedule. S.T. Wooten kept two lanes of traffic open at all times to minimize disruptions to travelers. The company used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in its mixes.

 

·         Work on 21 miles of US 64 in Nash County. The project included the milling of the existing pavement 2.5 inches followed by the placement of a surface mix and an open graded friction surface course. The company had to maintain traffic on the road for the entire job. S.T. Wooten Corp. also used sustainable paving techniques, incorporating high percentages of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) into the mixes.

 

THE LANE CONSTRUCTION CORP. OF CHARLOTTE, N.C.

 

·         Work on US 74 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company was originally a subcontractor on the project, but when the contractor pulled off the job, The Lane Construction Corp. got the contract to finish the job. Since the project was out of phase and had an uneven intermediate surface course, Lane applied a leveling course to smooth it out before placing the surface course. The company included reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the project mixes.

 

OHIO

barrett paving materials inc. of franklin, ohio

·         Work on SR 350 at Fort Ancient. This was a mill and fill operation on a narrow, two-lane road that passed through a national landmark. To produce the best asphalt mat, the company used two pavers at the same time to pave both lanes of this curvy country road.

·         Work on US 27 in Oxford, Ohio. The company had to mill and fill the two-lane, heavily traveled road, which leads to Miami University. Working during the daytime, Barrett Paving Materials coordinated with the City of Oxford, Miami University, and the Ohio Department of Transportation to ensure traffic would flow as smoothly as possible during special events.

·         Work on US 40 and US 68 in Englewood, Ohio. This was a mill and overlay project on a four-lane divided highway. The company worked night and day under a high volume of traffic. It coordinated its operations between multiple crews and the Ohio Department of Transportation to ensure worker and motorist safety.

·         Work on various roads in Maineville, Ohio. The project required two-lane milling and filling each night, so the company used local law enforcement and flaggers to help keep the crews and the public safe.

john r. jurgensen co. of cincinnati, ohio

·         Work on four miles of I-70 in Montgomery County. Work included the construction of three new lanes of asphalt pavement with 10-foot shoulders, median barrier, replacement of eight bridges, and associated work. The company used a material transfer device to maintain a consistent flow of material to the paver; the pavement it produced earned bonuses for mat and joint density and smoothness. John R. Jurgensen Co. used warm-mix technology and reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the mixes.

·         Work on SR 571, SR 202, and SR 55 in Miami County. The project included pavement repair, milling, and placement of an overlay. The company used a special tack coat to reduce the time needed for lane closures, limiting inconvenience for travelers. John R. Jurgensen Co. incorporated 10 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the mixes.

·         Work on US 27 in Colerain, Ohio. The project included replacement of the existing concrete median for increased turn lane capacity, pavement repairs, planning, and placement of 1.5 inches of Superpave hot- mix asphalt. The company worked at night because of high traffic volumes. John R. Jurgensen Co. used sustainable practices, including the use of the maximum allowed reclaimed asphalt pavement and warm-mix asphalt paving technology.

kokosing construction co. inc. of elyria, ohio

·         Work on I-80/I-90 in Fremont, Ohio. The company removed the existing concrete pavement from the right two lanes and shoulders of both the eastbound and westbound sections of the road, then replaced it with 15.25-inches of hot-mix asphalt. Kokosing Construction Co. used sustainable paving practices, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the project mixes.

·         Work on Bolton Field Airport Runway 4/22. The company used an innovative grade control system to achieve the proper pavement elevation before the final paving. Kokosing Construction Co. incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the base asphalt mix.

·         Work on resurfacing 130 streets in Columbus. The company had to carefully match various roadway sections and coordinate work with subcontractors to install new ADA curb ramps and stress-absorbing membrane interlayers on 25 streets. Each street had to be paved within seven days of milling. Kokosing Construction Co. used sustainable paving techniques, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into its asphalt mixes.

shelly & sands Inc. of akron, ohio

·         Work on almost five miles of SR 193 in Ashtabula County. Partnering with ODOT for the entire project, the company replaced a culvert, performed minor structural repairs, and milled and resurfaced almost five miles of the road. Crews placed a 1.75-inch binder course and a 1.25-inch surface course of asphalt.

·         Overlay of 8.6 miles of SR 46 in Mahoning County.  The company partnered with the Ohio Department of Transportation throughout the project. Work included the removal and replacement of two box culverts within the project boundaries and the resurfacing of the entire length of the road with a 1.5-inch leveling course and a 1.5-inch surface course.

shelly & sands Inc. of zanesville, ohio

·         Work on John Glenn Columbus International Airport Runway 10L/28R. The project consisted of milling and repaving the north runway, making full and partial depth pavement repairs in some areas and installing all new storm drains, signage, lights, and associated cable. Shelly & Sands also relocated four taxiways and widened the runway shoulders by 25 feet. The company had to close the runway during construction, so it worked as efficiently as possible to complete the job and reopen ahead of schedule.

The Shelly Co., an Oldcastle materials co., of findlay, ohio

·         Work on Findlay Airport Runway 18/36. One goal was to correct the grade of the runway and its intersection, so after milling the runway the company used a variable-depth leveling course ranging from 0 to 4 inches. The Shelly Co. then laid a uniform 2-inch surface course, producing a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement.

·         Work on I-75 in Wood County. The company partnered with Miller Brothers Construction on the three-year road widening project. The companies faced many scheduling, design, and traffic maintenance challenges, but overcame them all by working with the Ohio Department of Transportation to find solutions.

·         Work on the Ohio Turnpike in Ottawa and Wood counties, from milepost 69.3 to milepost 74.15. The company used an innovative technique on the mill and overlay project; it paved 25 feet wide with one paver and used a material transfer device to eliminate any joints.

·         Milling and overlay of SR 49 and SR 707 in Mercer County. The company made pavement repairs and removed the wearing course before placing a ¾-inch intermediate course and a 1 ¼-inch surface course on SR 49 and a 1-inch surface course on SR 707. This was the first project The Shelly Company performed using its new paver and non-contact ski.

·         Work on US 30 and US 224 in Van Wert County. The project included planing the existing pavements—four lanes, rest areas and the weigh station—and repaving them with 1 ½ inches of asphalt surface. The company also performed full-depth pavement repairs.

·         Work on US 33 in Logan County. The company placed a Superpave overlay on the road, using a material transfer device to ensure that it achieved the required compaction for the pavement.

The Shelly Co., an Oldcastle materials co., of thornville, ohio

·         Construction of a new intersection on CR 106 in Lewis Center, Ohio. The company completed the project in two phases, closing lanes during working hours. It completed an 8-inch base course and a 1.75-inch leveling course in July, then returned to place the 1.5-inch surface course in early August.

·         Work on I-76 in Mahoning County. The company planed 1.5 inches from the road and replaced it with 1.5 inches of Superpave hot-mix asphalt. Work also included asphalt and concrete repairs and minor bridge work.

·         Overlay of Moody Road in Delaware County. The company placed a 2-inch leveling course and a 1.5-inch surface course over the road’s existing chip and seal.

·         Work on National Trail Raceway in Licking County, Ohio. The company ran into unexpected problems when performing the four-inch milling, but it overcame the obstacles to successfully complete the project.

·         Reconstruction of the right two lanes and shoulder of the Ohio Turnpike from MP 186.35 to 191.39 in Portage County. The company removed the existing pavement, stabilized the subgrade and then placed an aggregate base and several lifts of hot-mix asphalt. The company maintained two travel lanes of traffic in both directions at all times, completing the eastbound road in October 2016 and the westbound road in 2017.

·         Work on Pittsburgh Road in Pickaway County. The company constructed new asphalt roads to accommodate Love’s Truck Stop and tissue paper producer Sofidel.

·         Work on SR 13 in Licking County. The mill and overlay project included construction of a turn lane at the intersection with Dawes and the paving of the Ohio Department of Transportation District 5 parking lot.

·         Mill and overlay of SR 141 in Gallia County. The two-lane resurfacing project included country roads and hills as well as a busy intersection in town. The Shelly Co. worked closely with the local hospital to ensure that its emergency vehicles could get in and out as needed.

·         Work on the SR 161/ Riverside Roundabout in Franklin County. The company built the new roundabout in several courses, with a 1.5-inch surface course.

·         Work on SR 188 in Fairfield County. This two-lane mill and overlay project included well-traveled city, village, and rural roads with many hills and turns.

·         Mill and overlay of SR 344 and SR 164 in Columbiana County. For most sections of the road, the company milled the pavement 1.5 inches and resurfaced it with 1.5 inches of hot-mix asphalt; in other areas, it milled 2 inches then placed a .5-inch leveling course and 1.25 inches of hot-mix asphalt. The long haul from the asphalt plant to the project site was challenging, but the company chose the right asphalt paver and used two high frequency rollers to provide the right compaction.

·         Mill and overlay of SR 46 in Trumbull County. The company paved most of the project, a two-lane rural road, during the day. For the traffic-congested area near Route 82, however, it worked at night. Some project sections required milling and paving while other areas required only an overlay.

·         Work on SR 73 in Adams County. The company milled the road and then placed a ¾-inch overlay of Smoothseal hot-mix asphalt.

·         Work on 4.4 miles of US 33 in Fairfield County. The company milled the road and placed a 1.5-inch overlay.

·         Work on US 33 in Lancaster, Ohio. This was a large, four-lane mill and overlay project with difficult joint density specifications.

·         Work on US 40 from Brownsville to Zanesville in Muskingum County. The company did 9 inches of repair work on the road before paving the surface with 1.5 inches of binder course and 1 inch of hot-mix asphalt surface course.

·         Work on various roads in Fairfield County. The project was an overlay of rural winding roads with lots of hills. The company placed a 1.25-inch binder course and a 1-inch surface course.

·         Work on various roads in Franklin and Pickaway counties. The company milled the roads and then placed a 1-inch overlay of fine graded polymer hot-mix asphalt.

·         Work on various roads in Pickaway County. The company placed an overlay that included 2 inches of base course, 1 inch of binder and 1.25 inches of a surface course.

·         Work on Wilson Road in Delaware County. This was a full-depth pavement repair. The company placed a 12.5-inch base course, a 1.5-inch leveling course, and a 1.5-inch surface course.

OKLAHOMA

apac-central inc., an oldcastle materials co., of tulsa, okla.

·         Work on I-44 in Ottawa County between mile marker 316 and 320. The company originally planned to pave Monday through Friday, but with heavy traffic backups on Fridays it agreed to eliminate work operations that day of the week.

haskell lemon construction co. of oklahoma city, okla.

·         Work on SH 102 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. While maintaining two-way traffic, the company took a narrow, 22-foot-wide rural state highway and improved drainage and back slopes. It also added shoulders before milling and overlaying the widened road to improve its flow and safety.

·         Work on SH 76 in Lindsay, Oklahoma. The project included removal and replacement of a significant drainage structure on the road without disrupting traffic. Haskell Lemon Construction Co. also removed, widened, and paved one mile of the existing road and widened and overlaid another two-mile section.

OREGON

knife river corp., tangent division, of tangent, ore.

·         Work on I-5 in Woodburn.  The project included nearly 60 lane miles of mill and inlay paving for all six travel lanes between Woodburn and the Willametter River Bridge. Work also included ramp repaving, installation of a polymer membrane on six bridge structures, and repair of expansion joints. The company worked at night to avoid peak traffic flows, although it still dealt with more than 5,000 vehicles traveling through the workzone each shift.

PENNSYLVANIA

ia construction corp. of franklin, penn.

·         Milling and resurfacing of PA 27 and other streets in Pleasantville and Titusville. The company worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to ensure that the overlay was placed so that the ramps complied with ADA requirements. IA Construction used 15 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the roads’ binder courses and 10 percent RAP in the wearing courses.

·         Work on PA 46 in Smethport. This full-depth reclamation project was the first in Pennsylvania to use mixes with stone containing certain types of slag and gravel. The company used sustainable paving techniques on the project, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into its mixes.

lindy paving inc. of new galilee, penn.

·         Work on I-376 in Vanport. The work included milling 2.25 inches from the road and shoulders, then placing a leveling course, a binder course, and a 1.5-inch stone matrix asphalt wearing course. The company scheduled the job carefully to coordinate with other projects going on within the same area and to comply with limited working hours. Lindy Paving used a material transfer vehicle to keep a steady supply of material coming to the paver, and had the same paving crew work on almost the entire job to maintain consistency.

·         Work on 9.33 miles of I-79 in Butler County, a major thoroughfare and connector route in western Pennsylvania. The project involved milling and paving of the passing lanes, travel lanes and shoulders; grade adjustments at approach slabs for eight structures using a variable depth latex overlay; and guiderail and sign installation. The company planned its paving schedule carefully to minimize the expense of lane rentals and to ensure that it could produce the highest quality, smoothest asphalt pavement possible.

pennsy supply inc., an oldcastle materials co., of annville, penn.

·         Work on PA 272 in Lancaster County. Because the project was a priority for the customer, the company mobilized assets from other projects to expedite completion of the work. Pennsy Supply incorporated sustainable paving practices into the project, including 15 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in all its mixes.

·         Work on SR 3019 (Mountain Road) in Linglestown. Scheduling challenges associated with this multi-phase interchange paving project included coordination of work with another contractor engaged on a separate job. Pennsy Supply Inc. used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and warm mix asphalt technology to make the project more sustainable.

·         Work on various roads in the Harrisburg area.  The company had to coordinate work with a borough water line installation and partner with three different municipalities on the project. Pennsy Supply incorporated 15 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the project mixes.

pennsy supply inc., an oldcastle materials co., of pittston, penn.

·         Work on PA 29 in Nanticoke. The company milled the road, then placed a new overlay that helped alleviate the extensive cracking of the underlying pavement. It also provided the customer with a five-year warranty on the project. Pennsy Supply incorporated 15 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in all its mixes.

·         Work on SR 92 and SR 171 in Union Dale. The roads were never designed for the heavy truck traffic that they are now carrying, so the company replaced severely stressed road sections with new pavement or sealed them to mitigate water infiltration. The company then placed an overlay on the road. Pennsy Supply Inc. included 20 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the asphalt mixes.

·         Work on US 11 in Luzerne County. Before the road could be milled, the company had to design and install unique ADA ramps. To alleviate concerns about traffic backups during paving, it placed the overlay in one 2-inch course instead of two thinner courses. Pennsy Supply employed sustainable construction practices on the project, incorporating 20 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the mixes, and using warm-mix asphalt technology to reduce the environmental impact of its work.

SOUTH CAROLINA

The lane construction corp. of west columbia, s.c.

·         Mill and overlay of I-20 in Lexington County between milepost 37.2 and milepost 49.7. The company used sustainable paving techniques, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the project mixes, which conserved natural resources by reducing the need for virgin aggregates and binder. By using warm mix asphalt technology, Lane Construction Corp. also reduced emissions and cut the costs for drying and mixing.

TENNESSEE

lehman-roberts co. of memphis, tenn.

·         Resurfacing of I-40 in Shelby County. The company partnered with Standard Construction to complete this project on time. Challenges included working on a highly-traveled road with lane closures limited to 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and prohibited on holidays.

·         Work on US 51 in Tipton County. Job challenges included the milling and paving of 48 crossovers and numerous business fronts along the span of the job. When the Tennessee Department of Transportation discovered air pockets under the existing base course, Lehman-Roberts had to shift its crews to other projects until the TDOT resolved the issue.

rogers group inc. of columbia, tenn.

·         Work on a runway at Arnold Air Force Base. The company employed GPS technology for the project, which included removing and replacing the existing pavement and base cross section to establish a new crown line. Rogers Group used green paving techniques, incorporating the maximum allowable amount of reclaimed asphalt materials (reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled asphalt shingles) into its mixes.

·         Construction of the SH 13 extension in White County. The project included building the new road section, completing a curb and gutter section, and using part of an old road to build a new road. Rogers Group incorporated sustainable paving techniques into the project, including 10 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and 3 percent reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS) into the asphalt mixes.

summers-taylor inc. of elizabethton, tenn.

·         Work on I-26 in Washington County.  The company milled 1 ½ inches of pavement from the road, then replaced it with 1 ½ inches of binder and 1 ¼ inches of surface course.  It used sonic averaging skis and a shuttle buggy to produce a smooth, high-quality pavement.

·         Construction of Phase 3 of the Jeff Woods Memorial Drive (Greeneville Fairgrounds Connector) in Greene County. The company graded the site, did drainage work, and then placed a 3-inch asphalt base, 2 inches of asphalt binder and a 1 ¼-inch asphalt surface course. It also built an asphalt walking path, and curb and gutter.

·         Work on I-81 in Sullivan County. The project included construction of a new area of road plus the milling and paving of an existing section. For the new road, the company placed a 6-inch base, a 3-inch binder course, and course of 1 ¼-inch open graded friction course for the surface. For the existing road, Summers-Taylor milled 1 ½ inches then placed 1 ½ inches of asphalt and 1 ¼-inch of an open graded friction course.

·         Construction of South Industrial Boulevard in Unicoi County. The company prepared the roadbed with grading and drainage then place 10 inches of base stone. Crews then laid a 3-inch asphalt base, a 2-inch asphalt binder, and 1 ¼ surface course of hot-mix asphalt. The crews used sonic average skis to produce a smoother pavement. Summers-Taylor also overlaid 600 feet of a walking trail with hot-mix asphalt.

·         Work on SR 107 in Greeneville, Tennessee. Working at night, the company milled 1 ¼ inches of asphalt from the existing roadway and then used sonic averaging skis and a shuttle buggy to place the 1¼-inch asphalt surface course.

·         Thin lift overlay of SR 349 in Greene County. The company spot leveled the road as needed and used sonic averaging skis on both sides of the paver and a shuttle buggy to place the thin asphalt mix.

TEXAS

angel brothers enterprises of baytown, texas

·         Work on US 290 in Bastrop County. The project included the division of the eastbound and westbound lanes of the road and the creation of controlled access points for safety. Challenges included subgrade soils that needed replacement, road sections badly damaged by drought, and problems with profile grades at an overpass. Angel Brothers Enterprises used warm-mix asphalt and incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) in the mixes.

austin bridge & road lp of irving, texas

·         work on FM 455 in Collin County. This was an overlay project on a farm-to-market road. The company incorporated green paving techniques, using reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS) in the project mixes to limit the use of virgin aggregate and binders. It also used warm mix asphalt technology.

·         Work on I-30 in Franklin County. The project, a full depth mill and overlay, was complicated by flooding at the aggregate supplier’s quarry. To keep the project moving, Austin Bridge & Road used different mix designs with different aggregates from various sources. The company also incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement from the original road into the mixes.

clark construction co. of texas of san antonio, texas

·         Work on Bitters Road in San Antonio. The company milled the road and placed a 6-inch base course and a 2-inch surface course on it, producing a smooth-riding, quality asphalt pavement.

hunter industries ltd. of san maro, texas

·         Work on SH 71 in Bastrop County. The company placed an 8-inch base coat, a 1.5-inch binder course and a 1-inch open graded friction surface course for this full-depth perpetual pavement project. The final paving had to be performed in multiple steps, with the company working around traffic at various times.

longview asphalt inc. of longview, texas

·         Work on the eastbound lanes of I-20 in Harrison County. The project included the addition of a pervious edge drain to keep water away from the roadway. The company placed a 2-inch Superpave overlay to produce a smooth asphalt pavement with very tight joints.

·         Work on US 69 in Bullard, Texas.  The work included a 1.5-inch overlay of the northbound, southbound, and middle turn lanes. The company also improved the diversion of water away from the traveling surface of this heavily traveled road.

·         Work on US 69 in Jacksonville, Texas. One of the goals of this overlay project was to improve the diversion of water away from the traveling surface. Longview Asphalt placed a 1.5-inch overlay that made the pavement much safer and quieter for the traveling public.

texasBit, an Oldcastle materials co., of irving, texas

·         Work on US 81 in Montague County. This overlay project required three different types of asphalt mixes, all produced at the company’s newly-erected asphalt plant. Each mix required completely different construction methods and techniques. TexasBit also incorporated green paving techniques into the project, using 3 percent recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) and 17 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the mixes.

wheeler, an oldcastle materials co., of cedar park, texas

·         Work on Burnet Municipal Airport–Kate Craddock Field. The project added three transverse taxiways, rehabilitated and expanded the parallel taxiway, and overlaid the runway.

zack burkett co. of graham, texas

·         Work on I-20 in Eastland County. The company placed a 1-inch overlay on the eastbound and westbound lanes and the shoulders of the road, working closely with the Texas Department of Transportation to ensure the success of the project.

UTAH

hales sand & gravel co., an oldcastle materials co., of redmond, utah

·         Work on approximately seven miles of SR 132 in Sanpete County. The job was a mill and overlay of the road in the towns of Manti and Fountain Green and a lane-level overlay of the road between the two towns. Work also included pedestrian ramps and curb and gutter. Although the company wasn’t able to start one section of work until late September, it overcame the area’s cool temperatures.

·         Work on US 50 in Millard County. The company used cold-in-place recycling on the road then placed a smooth stone matrix asphalt mix for its surface. Since this was the company’s first cold-in-place recycling project in many years, it worked carefully to make sure that it solved any potential problems. The new surface held up to the heavy truck traffic during construction, and the pavement was dense and stiff despite varying weather conditions.

inland asphalt co., an oldcastle materials co., of ogden, utah

·         Work on West Hawthorne Road in Spokane County. This was a reconstruction job that included the installation of traffic-calming islands in the middle of the road. The project was tied to others in the area, all with different time frames. Inland Asphalt Co. used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the mixes, limiting the need for virgin materials. It also employed warm mix asphalt paving techniques.

staker parson cos., an oldcastle materials co. of draper, utah

·         Work on Salt Lake City International Airport Runway 17/35 and Taxiways P and R. The project included milling and paving of the runways using echelon 3D paving, placement of 100 miles of new electrical lighting cable, removal and replacement of 1,500 runway and taxiway lights, and other associated work. When funding delays postponed the project start and pushed work into less-than-optimal construction months, Staker Parson worked with the customer to compress the schedule and complete the job successfully.

·         Work on US 40 in Wasatch County. This shoulder repair and widening project was 7 miles long and located in Daniels Canyon. Challenges included the project’s proximity to Daniels Creek and the horizontal and vertical curves and steep grades of the road. Staker Parsons Cos. incorporated 25 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the mixes.

VERMONT

pike industries inc., an oldcastle materials co., of belmont, n.h.

·         Work on NH 73 in Rochester, New Hampshire. Work included underdrain, solid rock excavation, culvert replacement, shoulder repair, and stone line ditching. The company used different bases for the two sections of the project—one 4-mile and one 4.8-mile—then placed a ½-inch stone open graded mix with a self-priming paver.

VIRGINIA

allan myers of glen allen, va.

·         Work on eastbound I-64 in Albermarle County. The company used reclaimed asphalt pavement in the mixes, conserving natural resources and reducing the need for virgin aggregates and binder.

·         Work on I-95 in Prince George County. The company planned its mil and overlay operations carefully to protect its workers and motorists in this high-volume traffic area. The project incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the project mixes.

·         Work on six locations on Route 58 (Camp Parkway) and Route 40 (Main Street) in Southampton and Sussex Counties. The company emphasized safety on these jobs because traffic volumes varied on different road sections. It also used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the mixes.

·         Work on Route 58 (Southhampton Parkway) and Route 186 (Pittman Road) in Southampton County. The company planned the milling and paving work carefully to be as efficient as possible while provide a high-quality pavement. Allan Myers used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the project mixes.

WASHINGTON

inland asphalt co., an oldcastle materials co., of richland, wash.

·         Work on I-82 in Benton County. The company paved each section of the road immediately after milling it; trucks that brought hot-mix asphalt to the paver would take the asphalt grindings from the milling back to the asphalt plant for recycling.

·         Work on I-82 in Benton County beginning at Yakitat Road. After milling the road, the company repaved it with a ½-inch Superpave asphalt mix. With one lane closed for the work, the paving crew followed closely behind the milling operation, enabling Inland Asphalt to use its equipment efficiently. After the dump truck hauled hot-mix asphalt to the paver, it would pick up a load of asphalt grindings from the milling and haul it to the plant 25 miles away.

·         Work on SR 14 in Kittitas County. This was an emergency mill and overlay project, since the road had deteriorated significantly over the previous winter. With the asphalt plant over 100 miles away, the company had to take extra care in hauling the asphalt mix and keeping a steady production at the paver. In ten days of paving, using 35 trucks, Inland Asphalt Co. produced a smooth, high-quality pavement.

poe asphalt paving inc. of clarkston, wash.

·         Work on US 95 from milepost 372.90 to milepost 376.82 in Tensed, Idaho. Because the existing roadway was too narrow, the company removed the road surface and ballast layers, widened the road and regraded it, and then placed base aggregates and three lifts of ½-inch hot mix asphalt. The project mixes included reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP).

WEST VIRGINIA

west virginia paving inc., an oldcastle materials co., of dunbar, w.v.

·         Work on US 119 in Alum Creek. The company was originally supposed to mill off the asphalt overlay, then repair and grind the concrete below to serve as the surface. But the concrete road was in very bad shape, so the owner agreed to have West Virginia Paving rubbilize the concrete for a base and then pave it back with six inches of Superpave asphalt mixes.

·         Construction of a four-lane section of WV 10 in Logan. The 6.7-mile project replaced what was know as the most dangerous two-lane section of road in the state. The company prepared the subgrade, installed a median wall, laid an open grade friction base and then Superpave base, binder, and surface courses.

WISCONSIN

northeast asphalt inc., a walbec group co., of greenville, wis.

·         Work on STH 54 in Brown County. The project included milling and pulverizing of the existing road, new curb and gutter, concrete and culvert repairs, paving with hot mix asphalt, signage and pavement marking. Northeast Asphalt used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) in the mixes.

payne & dolan inc., a walbec group co., of waukesha, wis.

·         Work on two miles of CTH U in Racine County. The company completely reconstructed the road, pulverizing 12 inches of existing pavement to produce a very solid base for the pavement. Payne & Dolan had to work while maintaining traffic on the road, which included hundreds of heavy trucks each day. It used reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) in the pavement mixes.

·         Work on L.J. Timmerman Airport Runway 15L/33R. The company met all of the stringent FAA specifications for airport pavements, and performed the milling, paving, and striping for the runway intersection as quickly as possible to allow the airport’s operations to continue. Payne & Dolan used recycled asphalt materials for the project.

·         Work on US 23 in Cheboygan County. Record-setting rainfall made it difficult for the company to keep the project on schedule, and the paving mix had to be closely monitored to ensure that the moisture wasn’t having a negative impact on it. Because Payne & Dolan paved each milled section the same day, it had to pay special attention to joints to ensure a smooth ride on the completed pavement.

·         Work on US 41 in Houghton County. The project, in a small town with heavy traffic, was completed in two phases; the first year the company paved the northbound side, and the second year they did the southbound side. Work included complete reconstruction of the driving lanes, plus parking lanes, curb and gutter, sidewalks, installation of a new watermain, sanitary sewer, and drainage improvements.