2012 Quality in Construction

The Quality in Construction Awards recognize asphalt pavements of excellence.  “The Quality in Construction Award recognizes paving jobs completed in line with best practices and standards known to yield high-quality asphalt pavements,” stated Kurt Bechthold, 2012 Chairman of the NAPA Board of Directors. “This award demonstrates the high quality of work that the industry is achieving.”

For 2012, 205 completed projects by 85 companies were honored with a Quality in Construction Award. Ninety-six of the projects were singled out for their use of green construction practices, such as incorporating reclaimed and recycled materials and using warm-mix asphalt.  See a list of all the Quality in Construction Award winning projects in the May/June 2013 edition of Asphalt Pavement magazine.


Details on the winners and their projects follow.

 

Alabama Alaska Arkansas  California 
Colorado Connecticut  Florida Georgia
Hawaii Illinois  Indiana  Iowa
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maryland
Massachusetts      Michigan Minnesota Mississippi
Missouri Nebraska Nevada New Jersey
New York North Carolina      Ohio Oklahoma
Pennsylvania Tennessee Texas Utah
Virginia Washington West Virginia      Wisconsin
Wyoming      

 

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ALABAMA

APAC–Mid-South Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Andalusia, Ala.

• Mill and overlay of the Andalusia Bypass in Covington County. The company used asphalt mixes that contained reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) for the project. Paving at night instead of during the day to avoid disruptions to businesses and travelers, the company produced a smooth, high-quality pavement.

APAC–Mid-South Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Birmingham, Ala.

• Mill and overlay of SR 5/US 11 in Bessemer. The project involved the widening of all four shoulders, patching, leveling, and overlaying an existing four-lane, divided median highway. The company incorporated percent reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) into project mixes and produced a smooth, high-quality road.

APAC–Mid-South Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Dothan, Ala.

• Work on 6.9 miles of SR 10/US 29 in Crenshaw County. The company milled the existing roadway and covered all milled areas daily with a leveling course of asphalt to keep traffic moving. Using asphalt mixes with 25 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement, it laid a smooth, high-quality pavement.
• Mill and overlay of 16 miles of SR 30 in Barbour County. The company milled the road and corrected problem areas. Working on a tight schedule, it paved the road using mixes that contained reclaimed asphalt pavement, which decreased the amount of virgin materials required for the job.
• Widening and overlay of SR 95 from south of Boat Landing Road in Gordon, Ala. to SR 52. The road was in bad shape as it had not been maintained for almost 40 years. Using mixes that included reclaimed asphalt pavement, APAC–Mid-South widened and paved the road, producing a high-quality pavement.
• Mill and overlay of 17.7 miles of Highway 87 in Pike and Coffee Counties. Despite challenges that included working around school hours, APAC–Mid-South produced a high-quality pavement using sustainable asphalt mixes that averaged 20 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement content.

APAC–Mid-South Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Huntsville, Ala.

• Mill, widening and thin asphalt overlay of US 231/US 431/SR 1 north of Huntsville. The company incorporated sustainable paving techniques into its work, using asphalt pavement mixes that included reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled asphalt shingles. APAC–Mid-South produced a high-quality road that earned maximum pay.

APAC–Mid-South Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Oxford, Ala.

• Work on I-20 from the Calhoun/Cleburne county line to 0.4 miles east of SR 9. The company had to meet strict requirements for the road’s slope and rideability. Through careful construction, it produced a high-quality asphalt pavement that met incentives for the smoothness of its ride.

Dunn Construction Co. Inc. of Birmingham, Ala.

• Rubblizing, repair and repaving of I-59 south of Birmingham, Ala. from exit 110 to north of the CSX railroad overpass. Traffic control and motorist safety were big concerns as the project required extended (30 days or longer) shutdowns of both lanes. The company used recycled asphalt products in mixes and produced a smooth pavement ahead of schedule.
• Mill and overlay of Alabama Highway 3/US 1 in Alabaster, Ala. The company’s teaming with Kelly Construction for the planning of the road required careful scheduling. Dunn Construction incorporated sustainable paving practices into the project, producing a smooth, high-quality roadway while keeping project costs under control.
• Mill and overlay of SR 7/US 11 in Trussville, Ala. The company teamed with Karma Construction on the job. It incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement and slag into some asphalt mixes, reducing the use of virgin materials while producing a long-lasting asphalt pavement.
• Widening of approximately 1 mile of Rex Lake Road in Leeds, Ala. Dunn used sustainable paving techniques, including the incorporation of recycled asphalt pavement and slag steel into the mixes. The company completed the asphalt paving portion ahead of schedule, providing a high-quality asphalt pavement for area motorists.

Wiregrass Construction Co. Inc. of Brantley, Ala.

• Work on approximately 12 miles of Highway 19 south of Elba, Ala. The company milled and overlaid the road, paving carefully to produce an exceptionally smooth-riding asphalt pavement.

Wiregrass Construction Co. Inc. of Dothan, Ala.

• Mill and overlay of approximately three miles of Alabama Highway 53/Cottonwood Highway in Dothan. The company earned 100 percent pay for the quality and density of the asphalt mixes it produced for this job. It worked closely with all parties to maintain a safe environment for the traveling public while producing a smooth, high-quality road.
• Overlay of 7 miles of SR 10 in Barbour County between Clio and Blue Springs. The company planed, filled, widened, and paved the road, using mixes that included reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled asphalt shingles. Wiregrass Construction earned extra pay for the quality and density of the mixes on this high-quality roadway.
• Overlay of 3 miles of South Brundidge Street in Troy, Ala. The company planed, leveled and overlaid the road, using asphalt mixes that incorporated 20 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement. It earned 100 percent or above pay factors for the quality and density of the asphalt mixes, and produced a smooth, high-quality pavement.
• Resurfacing of various streets in Shelby County. The company used green paving techniques including the incorporation of baghouse fines, reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled asphalt shingles into asphalt mixes. Wiregrass Construction coordinated work with four different municipalities and met an aggressive schedule to build these high-quality roadways.
• Resurfacing of 2 miles of US 31 in Jefferson County. The company incorporated sustainable paving practices into the project, paving with warm-mix asphalt and using asphalt mixes that contained reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled asphalt shingles. It produced a smooth, high-quality pavement for area motorists.

Wiregrass Construction Co. Inc. of Huntsville, Ala.

• Resurfacing of almost 16 miles of I-565 in Huntsville, Ala. After a severe tornado in the area, company employees helped in cleanup efforts until work could resume. Wiregrass Construction Co. overcame challenges such as rescheduling out-of-town contractors to produce a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement.

ALASKA

Exclusive Paving of Fairbanks, Alaska

• Mill and overlay of the heavily traveled University Avenue in Fairbanks. Working at night, within limited construction hours, the company removed 1 inch of existing asphalt and then placed a 1.5-inch asphalt overlay. The company used reclaimed asphalt pavement and warm-mix asphalt to build a road which met maximum incentive clauses for its quality.

Granite Construction Co., Alaska Region of Anchorage, Alaska

• Construction of the Kuparuk Landing Area (airport) at the top of Alaska. Job challenges included a limited four-month working window, difficult working conditions, and a stringent owner safety program. Granite Construction overcame all obstacles and completed the project on time, safely, and to the satisfaction of the client.

 

ARKANSAS

Delta Asphalt of Arkansas Inc. of Paragould, Ark.

• Rehabilitation of 5.2 miles of I-55 in Mississippi County. The company incorporated green paving techniques into the project, reusing the materials from the dug-out areas as base and incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement and slag into asphalt mixes. The company produced a high-quality, smooth asphalt pavement for interstate travelers.

Rogers Group Inc. of Conway, Ark.

• Overlay of Highway 285 in Damascus, from its intersection with Highway 65 to its intersection with Highway 92. Work was started and completed in February, which required careful planning and scheduling because of cold temperatures. Rogers Group overcame the challenges to produce a smooth, high-quality pavement.
• Construction of 2.2 miles of SR 247 (the Russellville Bypass) located in Logan County. To meet the project schedule, the company had to use multiple crews on the project, all working at the same time. Through careful scheduling and planning at the site and at the plant, it completed the job on time, producing a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement that met incentive goals.

 

CALIFORNIA

Ghilotti Bros. Inc. of San Rafael, Calif.

• Rehabilitation of Runway 1L-19R at Buchanan Field Airport in Contra Costa County. The company used cold in-place recycling for the project, with the milled asphalt serving as a base for a new asphalt overlay. Through partnering, Ghilotti Bros. met all project deadlines and produced a smooth-riding, high-quality asphalt pavement.

Granite Construction Co. of Santa Paula, Calif.

• Full-depth construction of parallel taxiway “H” at Camarillo Airport in Ventura County. To overcome the challenges of paving in cool March temperatures, the company used special techniques and equipment, producing an outstanding asphalt taxiway that earned full pay for its high-quality.

Granite Construction Co. of Watsonville, Calif.

• Work on Route 99 in Stanislaus County. The company partnered with the California Department of Transportation to implement innovations in asphalt pavement construction, asphalt materials durability, and pavement sustainability. Through these techniques, the company improved the longevity of this high-quality asphalt pavement.

Graniterock – Pavex Construction Division of Watsonville, Calif.

• Overlay of Highway 1 from Watsonville to Aptos in Santa Cruz County. Since the road is one of the busiest in the county, Graniterock crews worked at night to minimize travel delays for the public. The company used partnering and goal setting to produce a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement that motorists in the area will enjoy for many years.

Sully-Miller Contracting Co., of Brea, Calif.

• Widening and repairs of I-40 near Needles, Calif. The location of the project—the Mohave Desert—and the difficulty in finding the right source of aggregate to meet project specifications made the project particularly challenging.. The company formally partnered with the owner, delivering a greatly improved roadway that met incentives for its high quality.

 

COLORADO

Brannan Sand & Gravel Co. of Denver, Colo.

• Work on the resurfacing of I-76 from Federal Boulevard to I-25 just outside of Denver. After milling the road, Brannan Sand & Gravel Co. placed 2.5 inches of an asphalt surface course. Working at night because of heavy traffic in the area, the company produced a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement.
• Work on SH 391 (Kipling Street) from 38th Avenue to I-70 in Wheat Ridge, Colo. Working at night to avoid disrupting traffic through the city, the company milled the road and repaved it with 2.5 inches of asphalt. It produced a smooth, high-quality pavement for area motorists.

Martin Marietta Materials of Fort Collins, Colo.

• Milling and overlay of Harmony Road in Fort Collins. The company incorporated sustainable paving practices into the project, using warm-mix asphalt and asphalt mixes with reclaimed asphalt pavement. Paving under heavy traffic, Martin Marietta Materials produced a high-quality road on time and within budget.
• Addition of an employee parking lot at JBS Swift & Co. in Greeley, Colo. The company’ used warm-mix asphalt and mixes with reclaimed asphalt pavement to reduce the project’s carbon footprint. The new parking lot provides a cleaner, safer environment for employees and prevents the tracking of dirt and mud into the factory.
• Mill and overlay of 13th Street in Greeley, Colo. The company laid a fiberglass fabric on the existing road then paved it in two asphalt courses to produce an exceptionally smooth pavement. It used sustainable paving practices, paving with warm-mix asphalt and using asphalt mixes with 20 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement.

Oldcastle Southwest Group of Grand Junction, Colo.

• Relocation and extension of Taxiway B at Montrose Regional Airport on an extremely tight timetable. Oldcastle Southwest Group won praise for the consistency and quality of the asphalt mixes it produced to build this smooth asphalt pavement.
• Reconstruction, widening and addition of lanes on SH 13/County Road 60 south of Meeker, Colo. Oldcastle Southwest Group brought in the necessary testing equipment at its own expense so that it could use reclaimed asphalt pavement in the mixes. The company built a road that earned incentives for its smoothness and asphalt quality.
• Construction of a roadway leading into the U.S. Department of Energy’s Grand Junction Disposal Site. Oldcastle Southwest Group provided data and documentation that convinced the state DOT to allow it to use reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled asphalt shingles in the project mixes. It built a smooth, high-quality road.

 

CONNECTICUT

Tilcon Connecticut Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of New Britain, Conn.

• Mill and overlay of I-84 in East Hartford and Manchester. This project serves as a test site for a National Center for Asphalt Technology study due to Tilcon Connecticut’s use of warm-mix asphalt and reclaimed asphalt pavement. The company showed it is possible to produce a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement using sustainable paving practices.

 

FLORIDA

Ajax Paving Industries Inc. of Nokomis, Fla.

• Rehabilitation of Runway 4/22 and the rehabilitation of the southern end of Runway 18L/36R at St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport. Paving in five different phases, and sometimes working at night, the company produced a smooth and consistent asphalt runway.

Ajax Paving Industries Inc. of Tampa, Fla.

• Widening of SR 43 (US 301) from Balm Road to Gibsonton Drive in Hillsborough County. The company widened the third lane and built up the left lane to match the right lane. It installed an asphalt rubber membrane interlayer to help prevent reflective cracking on the new pavement, and produced a smooth, high-quality pavement.

APAC–Mid-South Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Pensacola, Fla.

• Mill and overlay of approximately 17 miles of SR 95/US 29 from Pine Barren Road in Escambia County to the Alabama state line. The company corrected a severe safety issue on the road. It used sustainable paving practices such as porous pavement and asphalt mixes that included reclaimed asphalt pavement to produce a high-quality asphalt pavement.

APAC–Southeast Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Jacksonville, Fla.

• Construction of the runway at Oak Tree Landing Airport, a public/private airport in High Springs, Fla. Through conscientious quality control at the plant and during the laydown process, APAC–Southeast produced a smooth 4,600-foot asphalt runway that met the project’s demanding specifications.
• Mill and overlay of US 1/SR 5 in Duval County. The company incorporated more than 2,200 tons of reclaimed asphalt pavement into the asphalt mixes, reducing costs and the amount of virgin aggregate used. APAC–Southeast produced a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement for the county.
• Mill and overlay of SR 235 in Alachua County, a rural two-lane road with many horizontal and vertical curves. The company incorporated green elements into this paving project, including the use of more than 20 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement in the asphalt mixes. APAC–Southeast produced a smooth, high-quality pavement.
• Mill and overlay of SR 24 in Alachua County, an urban, four-lane divided highway with curbs and gutters on both sides. APAC–Southeast performed much of the work at night and used 14 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement in its mixes, reducing the amount of virgin aggregate and binder needed to produce a smooth, high-quality pavement.
• Mill and overlay of 9.1 miles of I-10 near Live Oak, Fla. in Suwannee County. Work included both interchange ramps and US 90 within the ramp limits. The company used sustainable paving practices, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement into the three Superpave mixes. The completed road had an outstanding ride quality.

APAC–Southeast Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Kissimmee, Fla.

• Widening of approximately 3 miles of Lakeland Highlands Road. The company used green paving techniques, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled rubber into some mixes. It produced a smooth, high-quality pavement.
• Milling and resurfacing of SR 408 from Challenger Parkway to Rouse Road in Orlando. Partnering with other contractors and with the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority, and using green paving techniques, APAC–Southeast built a smooth, high-quality pavement on one of the busiest toll roads in Central Florida.
• Milling and resurfacing of various streets within Reedy Creek Improvement District, which includes Walt Disney World. The company had to plan and schedule work carefully to avoid inconveniencing tourists and travelers. It used reclaimed asphalt pavement in some mixes to produce a smooth, high-quality pavement.
• Construction of the East-West Road from SR 33 to Pace Road at the Polk Parkway in Orlando, Fla. and the construction of a 5-mile multi-use path. The company incorporated sustainable paving practices into the project, using reclaimed asphalt pavement and ground rubber in some courses. It produced a high-quality asphalt road on a tight schedule.

APAC–Southeast Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Sarasota, Fla.

• Reconstruction of the Loop Road in the Big Cypress National Preserve in Monroe County. The company worked around challenges that included alligators and plant life. It used reclaimed asphalt pavement in project mixes to produce a smooth, high-quality road for motorists while protecting this environmentally sensitive area.
• Work on SR 45/US 41 from south of Sligh Avenue to south of Busch Boulevard in Hillsborough County. The company milled the 1.5-mile road and resurfaced it with two lifts of asphalt. The ground tire rubber used in the mix improved the road’s resistance to rutting and skidding as well as its quality, pavement life, and ride.

Community Asphalt Corp. of Hialeah, Fla.

• Mill, overlay and widening of the northbound side of the Florida Turnpike from Peters Road to Sunrise Boulevard in Plantation, Fla.. Despite heavy traffic on the roadway, the company produced a smooth, high-quality pavement with an excellent ride quality.

Community Asphalt Corp. of Vero Beach, Fla.

• Mill and overlay of Runway 11/29 at Patrick Air Force Base in Brevard County. The company used variable-depth milling and placed a geosynthetic cloth over the milled surface before laying a 2.5-inch asphalt surface. The resulting pavement, which met all of the strict Air Force requirements, earned full pay due to of its high-quality workmanship.
• Work on 18 miles of I-95 northbound and southbound between mile markers 176 and 194 in Florida. The project included the addition of one lane in each direction, the reconstruction of the interchanges at I-95 and US 192and the construction of a new interchange with the Pineda Causeway. The company produced a smooth asphalt road.

Community Asphalt Corp. of West Palm Beach, Fla.

• Milling and resurfacing of I-95 in Boynton Beach, Fla. The company had to ensure that all lanes of the busy interstate were open by 6 a.m. each morning. Community Asphalt Corp. used asphalt mixes that contained 15 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement to produce a high-quality, smooth pavement that met all specifications.

C.W. Roberts Contracting Inc. of Freeport, Fla.

• Mill and overlay of 4.7 miles of SR 30/US 98 in Destin, a heavily congested area with numerous turn lanes and crossovers. Working at night, the company used phasing and careful project management to minimize the impact of construction on motorists. Using Superpave asphalt, it produced a smooth, high-quality roadway with a great appearance.

Duval Asphalt Products, Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla.

• Rehabilitation of the northeast apron and taxi lane at Herlong Recreational Airport near Jacksonville. The company applied a geotextile fabric in small areas. It also incorporated a new fuel-resistant binder and low air voids into the surface asphalt mix to resist penetration of fuels and other liquids into the smooth asphalt pavement.

The Lane Construction Corp. of Lakeland, Fla.

• Mill and overlay of SR 50 from the Hernando County line to SR 471 in Sumter County. The company’s Lakeland Plant and its Leesburg construction office worked closely to accommodate the changes required for the project because of pipe issues. Despite the challenges, Lane Construction Co. produced a smooth, high-quality roadway.
• Widening of US 98 from CR 540A to Manor Drive in Bartow. The Lane Construction Co. overcame multiple challenges to produce a smooth, high-quality pavement with no joints. Its work won praise from the public and created a road that provides a much easier commute to the seat of government in Polk County.
• Mill and overlay of US 17 from CR 640 to Bartow Road in Polk County. The road had deteriorated significantly and was badly in need of repair. The company placed a 2-inch lift of Superpave asphalt on the surface, producing an attractive road that provides a smooth ride for area motorists.

The Middlesex Corp. of Orlando, Fla.

• Work on 2.5 miles of Taxiways B, E and J at Orlando International Airport. The company addressed many challenges during the 520-day project, phasing work to accommodate all construction activities and to ensure the timely completion of high-quality asphalt pavements.

Ranger Construction Industries Inc. of Winter Garden, Fla.

• Work on SR 429 from SR 535 to US 441 in Apopka. This was a mill and overlay project, and the company used a material transfer device during paving to ensure the production of a high-quality, smooth pavement for area motorists.
• Widening of SR 25/US 27 in Clermont from 1,000 feet north of Lake Louisa Road to 172 feet north of Cluster Oak Drive. This was an urban/rural project that included multiple side streets, turn lanes, and crossovers. The company used a material transfer device to help ensure the production of a smooth, high-quality asphalt roadway.

 

GEORGIA

C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. of Marietta, Ga.

• Mill and overlay of 10.8 miles of US 41 in Cobb County. The company incorporated sustainable paving practices into the project, including the use of warm-mix asphalt and asphalt mixes that incorporated 25 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement. The project produced a consistently-compacted, high-quality asphalt pavement.

• Mill and overlay of US 27/SR 1 from CR 561/Springdale to the Carroll/Heard county line. The asphalt mixes for the job included 25 percent recycled products. The company used a material transfer device and electronic grade controls to produce a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement with a 38 percent improved ride quality.

Pittman Construction Co. of Conyers, Ga.

• Mill and overlay of US 1/SR4 near Louisville. The company chose to use a material transfer device for paving to achieve a smoother finished product. Thanks to the close cooperation of its plant, field and quality control personnel, Pittman Construction Co. produced a pavement that showed a 51 percent improvement in surface smoothness.

Reames and Son Construction Co. Inc. of Valdosta, Ga.

• Overlay of SR 38 from east of CR 994/Blanchard Street to east CR 1121/Lake Alapaha in Lowndes County. The company incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the surface mixes for the project, reducing the need for virgin aggregates and binder. It used a material transfer device to produce a high-quality asphalt pavement that showed a substantial improvement in smoothness.

 

HAWAII

Jas. W. Glover Ltd. of Honolulu, Hawaii

• Repair and repaving of a section of Valkenburg Street in Honolulu. The project area included the Moanalua Shopping Center, the Navy-Marine golf course, and Navy housing. To limit disruption to the community, Jas. W. Glover Ltd. paved at night instead of during the day. The company produced a road of outstanding quality.

 

ILLINOIS

Southern Illinois Asphalt Co. Inc. of Marion, Ill.

• Construction of a new four-lane, full-depth pavement on Illinois 13 through Harrisburg, from Lover’s Lane Road to Granger Street and from US 45 to Pankey Branch Bridge. With careful paving practices, the company produced a high-quality asphalt roadway that met all the project specifications.

 

INDIANA

Brooks Construction Co. of Fort Wayne, Ind.

• Work on SR 5 in LaGrange County in Amish country. The company patched the road to eliminate rutting caused by buggy wheels, milled it, and then resurfaced it with an overlay that contained steel furnace slag to protect against wear from horses’ shoes. Brooks Construction Co. produced a high-quality pavement that fulfilled the maximum incentive clause in the project.

• Milling and paving of US 231 in White County. The company incorporated sustainable paving practices into the project, using warm -ix asphalt and mixes that contained 25 percent to 40 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement. It used four separate lifts of asphalt to pave the road, receiving the maximum smoothness incentives.
• Construction of the first segment of the new SR 25 from CR 325 W to CR 500 S. The company used reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled asphalt shingles in mixes and paved with warm-mix asphalt. It produced a full-depth asphalt pavement that met the maximum incentives for its smoothness.

E&B Paving Inc. of Anderson, Ind.

• Construction of a portion of the Wabash Trail and paving of a related parking lot and boat ramp. Working in a wooded terrain along the very steep banks of the river, the company built the trail with mixes that included up to 35 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement. The project has given the public access to walks along the Wabash River.
• Mill and overlay of SR 18 in downtown Marion. Heavy traffic and a need to maintain access for emergency crews made scheduling a critical component of the project. The company used warm-mix asphalt for paving and reclaimed asphalt pavement in the mixes to produce a high-quality pavement.
• Patching, mill and overlay of SR 5 in Van Buren. The company incorporated sustainable paving practices on the project, using warm-mix asphalt and mixes that contained reclaimed asphalt pavement. Through partnering and careful paving techniques, E&B Paving produced an exceptionally smooth pavement ahead of schedule.
• Complete reconstruction of Chase Road in the City of Logansport. Working under traffic, the company built the road in three phases to minimize the disruption to homes and businesses. It used asphalt mixes that contained reclaimed asphalt pavement, producing an exceptionally smooth road ahead of schedule.
• Mill and overlay of SR 19 in Fulton and Kosciusko Counties. The company incorporated green paving techniques into the project, using warm-mix asphalt and asphalt mixes that incorporated recycled asphalt pavement. E&B Paving produced a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement that met incentives for mix quality, density and smoothness.
• Patching, milling and overlay of SR 114, a heavily traveled truck route. E&B Paving incorporated sustainable practices into the project, paving with warm-mix asphalt and using asphalt mixes containing more than 30 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement. E&B Paving built an exceptionally smooth pavement ahead of schedule.
• Work on a three-year reconstruction of SR 3 (Lima Road) from I-69 north to Dupont Road junction in Fort Wayne. The company partnered with local business owners and residents and met all of the challenges presented by this project’s complexity, size, and scope. It produced a smooth, high-quality asphalt road.
• Mill and overlay of SR 124 in Wells County. The company milled the road and replaced it each day. It incorporated green paving techniques for the project, using asphalt mixes containing reclaimed asphalt pavement. Through partnering, E&B completed the high-quality pavement ahead of schedule.
• Full-depth reconstruction of 6th Street in Monticello. The company had to maintain the flow of traffic in this busy corridor. It incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement into the asphalt mixes and used a material transfer device for paving to help produce a smooth, consistent roadway that was finished ahead of schedule.

E&B Paving Inc. of Evansville, Ind.

• Reconstruction of the intersection of Green River and Lincoln Avenue in Evansville. Maintaining traffic flow was critical in this busy area. The company used green paving practices, including warm-mix asphalt and reclaimed asphalt pavement in the mixes. It completed the smooth roadway three months ahead of schedule.
• Mill and overlay of I-64 in Evansville to correct a bad curve and alleviate rutting. E&B Paving incorporated sustainable paving practices, using recycled asphalt shingles in mixes. It produced a smooth, high-quality road that will help keep travelers in this corridor safer.

E&B Paving Inc. of Noblesville, Ind.

• Work on the fourth phase of construction for Union Chapel Road, which included the construction of the state’s first double roundabout. This green paving project included paving with warm-mix asphalt and asphalt mixes that included reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled asphalt shingles. The smooth new road has helped alleviate traffic congestion in the area.

J.H. Rudolph & Co. Inc. of Evansville, Ind.

• Mill and overlay of several streets in the City of Jasper. The company incorporated green practices into the project, using asphalt mixes that contained 35 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement. Working under heavy traffic, J.H. Rudolph & Co. produced high-quality asphalt pavements with minimal disruption to local traffic.
• Mill and overlay of roads in downtown Henderson in conjunction with water and sewer work. Working at night to avoid disrupting traffic, the company milled the old pavement, repaired and leveled the road, raised manholes and placed a 1-inch overlay. The completed roads have an excellent appearance and a smooth riding surface.

Milestone Contractors L.P. of Columbus, Ind.

• Reconstruction of the I-65 and SR 11 interchange in Jackson County. Working under traffic, Milestone Contractors completed the paving in two days, producing a smooth, high-quality asphalt roadway.

Milestone Contractors L.P. of Lafayette, Ind.

• Reconstruction of Yeager Road in West Lafayette. Project challenges included the road’s proximity to Purdue University, the addition of a roundabout and a tight schedule. The company achieved excellent mix properties and an outstanding ride quality on the road, which was open in time to accommodate traffic for the university’s first football game.
• Mill and overlay of SR 16 from US 41 in Newton County to the Town of Brook. The company achieved excellent results with the design and production of its mixes and with the laydown process. It produced an exceptionally high-quality, smooth road that won praise from the Indiana Department of Transportation.
• Work on the SR 25 interchange south of the town of Delphi. By consistently following best practices, the company completed the paving project without injuries, came in under budget and ahead of schedule and earned very high marks for the quality of its mix properties and the smoothness of the completed pavement.

Milestone Contractors L.P. of Richmond, Ind.

• Construction of Crown Creek Boulevard in the Town of Centerville. The company built a high-quality asphalt pavement on an old railroad track bed, creating a bypass around the north side of town. Milestone Contractors used asphalt mixes that contained reclaimed asphalt pavement to construct a smooth asphalt pavement.

Walsh & Kelly Inc. of Griffith, Ind.

• Mill and overlay of 6.9 miles of SR 130 near the city of Ripley. This thin overlay project preserved the pavement while costing less than conventional overlays. The project used green paving techniques, including reclaimed asphalt pavement in the mixes. Walsh and Kelly completed the entire project in seven working days.
• Work on SR 55 from SR 2 south to SR 10 in Martinsville. This 11-mile section of roadway was located primarily in a farming community, so Walsh & Kelly had to work closely with the farmers to stage areas so that heavy equipment could avoid freshly laid asphalt mats. It produced a smooth, high-quality pavement ahead of schedule and under budget.

 

IOWA

Heartland Asphalt Inc. of Mason City, Iowa

• Widening, milling, and resurfacing of US 14 from Allison to Greene in Butler County, which included work on four bridges. Construction took place over two paving seasons, with Heartland Asphalt placing an initial asphalt course in 2011 and the intermediate asphalt course the following year. It produced a smooth pavement 40 days ahead of schedule.

Manatt's Inc. of Newton, Iowa

• Cold in-place recycling and overlay of Highway 146 south of Grinnell to New Sharon in Mahaska and Poweshiek counties. Manatt’s Inc. used sustainable practices, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement in its mixes. The company produced a high-quality road with outstanding density and smoothness, meeting incentive clauses for its work.

Norris Asphalt Paving Co. of Ottumwa, Iowa

• Widening, milling, and overlay of US 65 in Warren County. The company provided good traffic control on this heavily traveled road and incorporated some sustainable paving practices into the project; using 17 percent to 18 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement in the asphalt mixes. The completed road was a smooth and high-quality pavement.
• Overlay of US 169 in Gentry and Worth Counties in Missouri. The company used sustainable paving practices in the project, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement into the mix. It produced a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement capable of handling the extensive truck and farming traffic in the area.

Tri-State Paving, an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Estherville, Iowa

• The paving of the track at Spirit Lake Community Schools. A 2-inch rainfall made the installation of the base course a challenge for the company. Paving crews overcame this obstacle and used a string line and a slow paver for continuous movement, producing an exceptionally smooth and even surface for the athletes.

 

KANSAS

Venture Corp. of Great Bend, Kan.

• Reconstruction of 2.1 miles of Highway 281 in the city of Alva, Okla. The company partnered with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to resolve pavement design problems. It paved the road in three different phases, hauling the asphalt from two different portable plants. Despite the challenges, it produced a smooth, high-quality roadway.
• Reconstruction of 11 miles of SR 25 in Logan County. The company incorporated green paving practices into the project, using warm-mix asphalt, reclaimed asphalt pavement in the subgrade and asphalt mixes and fly ash in the base mix. It completed the job in 105 days, producing a smooth asphalt pavement.

 

KENTUCKY

Scotty's Contracting and Stone LLC of Bowling Green, Ky.

• Construction of a 2.6-mile extension of the William H. Natcher Parkway and the reconfiguration of the I-65 interchange at exit 20 in Bowling Green. The company met the project’s tight specifications for grading, asphalt production, and paving, resulting in a high-quality, extremely smooth-riding road.

 

LOUISIANA

Barriere Construction Co. LLC of Metairie, La.

• Construction of a new racetrack and parking lot at NOLA Motorsports Park. The company used innovative techniques at the plant and at the site to maintain the project’s tight schedule while meeting or exceeding all of the stringent requirements. Using specially developed machines for paving, the company produced an extremely smooth, dense asphalt pavement.

Diamond B Construction of Alexandria, La.

• Overlay of Runway 14/32 at Monroe Regional Airport. By coordinating schedules and resources for two separate projects, the company produced a smooth asphalt runway while reducing the time the airport was under construction.
• Mill and overlay of Route I-20 from Bee Bayou to Holly Ridge in Richland Parish. The company used green paving techniques in the project, incorporating 15 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement in some mixes and using a ground tire rubber modified liquid in the surface course. Diamond B. Construction produced a quiet, high-quality, smooth road for area motorists.

 

MARYLAND

Gray & Son Inc. of Timonium, Md.

• Resurfacing and rehabilitation of York Road (MD 45) from Ridgely Road to north of Timonium Road. Working at night to minimize disruption to the traveling public, the company milled, patched, ground, and resurfaced the road. Gray & Son produced a road with outstanding ride quality and compaction.
• Mill and overlay of approximately 2 miles of US 1 (the Bel Air Bypass) in Bel Air. The company crews maintained continuous traffic flow while working. Gray & Son used a material transfer device to build a smooth road that met incentive clauses for superior ride quality and compaction.
• Reconstruction of the intersection of Shawan and Cuba Roads in Hunt Valley. Improvements to the road included widening, paving, storm drain work and new fencing. Gray & Son preserved several historical headwalls in the area and produced a smooth, high-quality road that has helped improve the flow of traffic through the intersection.
• Work on the intersection of I-95 and I-895 south of in Baltimore. The company reconstructed the major interchange with new Express Toll lanes while maintaining traffic flow and coordinating work with contractors of adjacent projects. Gray & Son used a material transfer device and skis to meet the pavement’s ride and smoothness requirements.

P. Flanigan & Sons Inc. of Baltimore, Md.

• Mill and overlay of the I-695 between MD 7 and MD 150. The company incorporated some green paving practices into the project, recycling 100 percent of the excavated material and using the recycled asphalt pavement in mixes. P. Flanigan & Sons produced a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Palmer Paving Corp. of Palmer, Mass.

• Milling and resurfacing of an approximately 11.4-mile section of the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) from the City of Chicopee to the Town of Palmer. Working at night, the company used a hot rubberized joint sealer to create a smoother pavement. It met incentive clauses for the road’s asphalt content, in-place density, and ride quality.

 

MICHIGAN

Ajax Paving Industries Inc. of Troy, Mich.

• Reconstruction of the 2.23 mile long North/South Straightaway at Chrysler’s Chelsea Proving Grounds. The project consisted of removing and crushing the existing concrete roadway to use as an aggregate base, widening the roadway by 4 feet, installation of edge drain, finish grading and finally installation of 5.5 inches of asphalt in three lifts.  Ajax Paving exceeded all of the stringent specifications for mixture properties, surface ride quality and surface texture requirements for this challenging project.

Payne & Dolan Inc. of Gladstone, Mich.

• Mill and overlay of the US 2 bridge over the Whitefish River east of Rapid River. Construction hours were limited because of the heavy traffic on the bridge, and the company had to pave all milled surfaces by the end of the day’s work. It produced a smooth pavement with exceptional ride quality and won incentive payments for its performance on the project.

 

MINNESOTA

Bituminous Roadways Inc. of Mendota Heights, Minn.

• Work on West 98th Street from Logan Avenue South to Xerxes Avenue South in Bloomington. The owner wanted to evaluate the performance of a highly-modified asphalt (HiMA) mix, so the company built the road in two different sections. Using warm-mix asphalt and reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled asphalt shingles in mixes, it produced a smooth roadway.

Knife River Materials — Northern Minnesota of Bemidji, Minn.

• Rehabilitation of the runway at Thief River Falls Regional Airport. The project included excavation, pavement removal, paving, lighting, marking, grooving, seeding, and mulching. Knife River Materials worked closely with the project engineers and subcontractors to deliver a high-quality asphalt runway.
• Reconstruction of Griggs Avenue and 6th Street in Grafton. Work included grading, placement of an aggregate base, and paving. Despite the very confined working space, Knife River Materials successfully tied into the existing road and infrastructures. It produced a smooth, high-quality pavement while meeting the project schedule.
• Pavement reclamation, turn lane construction, paving and additional work on TH 11 in Roseau County. The company worked in two phases on the 20.7-mile project, producing a high-quality asphalt pavement that earned 99 percent of the available incentives for its density and 86 percent of available incentives for its smoothness.
• Mill and overlay of 16.8 miles of TH 75 in Marshall County. Despite unexpected soil problems, Knife River Materials cooperated with all parties to handle the additional required work and maintain the tight project schedule. It produced a high-quality asphalt pavement that earned incentives for ride quality and density.
• Work on ND 18 in Pembina and Walsh Counties. The road was in poor shape before the project began. Knife River Materials milled the existing roadway, and overlaid it with a Superpave asphalt mix. The company worked closely with its subcontractors and project engineers to produce a smooth, aesthetically-pleasing road within the planned schedule.

 

MISSISSIPPI

APAC–Mississippi Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Tupelo, Miss.

• Construction of 10.3 miles of SR 9 from Sherman to Pontotoc. This design/build warranty project included 10 bridges and multiple side road connections. The company used mixes that contained reclaimed asphalt pavement to produce a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement.

 

MISSOURI

APAC–Missouri Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Springfield, Mo.

• Mill and overlay of Route 249 in Jasper County. Pavement milled from the roadway was taken back to the asphalt plant and incorporated into the paving mixes. APAC–Missouri Inc. also incorporated recycled asphalt shingles into a mix. It produced a high-quality asphalt pavement that provides motorists with a smooth ride.
• Widening and overlay of 32.5 miles of Route 37 in Barry County. APAC–Missouri produced a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement that included reclaimed asphalt pavement in several mixes and recycled asphalt shingles in others. This green paving approach conserved natural resources by reducing the need for virgin aggregates and binder.
• Mill and overlay of 15.3 miles of Route 44 in Jasper County. The company incorporated several green paving practices, using recycled asphalt shingles and 15 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement into the mix. Using careful paving techniques, APAC–Missouri produced an exceptionally smooth, high-quality road.
• Mill and overlay of SR FF and US 71 in Joplin. APAC–Missouri incorporated green paving practices into the project, using reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled asphalt shingles in the project mixes and reclaiming 24,000 tons of RAP from the milling for future work. The company produced a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement.

Superior Bowen Asphalt Co. LLC of Kansas City, Mo.

• Rehabilitation of Runway 1L/19R at Kansas City International Airport. In less than four months, and sometimes working 24 hours a day, the company milled, sealed, and repaved the runway, producing a high-quality asphalt pavement ahead of schedule.

 

NEBRASKA

Simon Contractors of North Platte, Neb.

• Overlay of 25.81 miles of State Highway 71 from milepost 112.2 to 138.09 in Limon, Colo. Scheduling was critical because the company ran multiple operations at the same time and paved this rural road during harvest season. It used reclaimed asphalt pavement in the asphalt mixes, saving money and conserving virgin aggregates and binder. Simon Contractors produced an outstanding asphalt pavement that will serve motorists well.

 

NEVADA

Granite Construction Co. of Sparks, Nev.

• Work on the reconstruction and widening of southeast McCarran Boulevard located in Washoe County. The company incorporated sustainable paving practices into the project, using mixes that contained reclaimed asphalt pavement. Granite Construction Co. overcame heavy traffic and other challenges to produce a smooth, quality pavement.
• Cold in-place recycling and overlay of 19 miles of US 93 near Curie. The company used a portable, on-site plant to produce the mix. Despite the project location’s high elevation and a short paving season, Granite produced a smooth, high-quality road.

 

NEW JERSEY

Crisdel Group of South Plainfield, N.J.

• Rehabilitation of Runway 1/19 at Teterboro Airport. The company worked closely with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Tilcon New York and subcontractors to complete a large volume of work in a short time while adhering to strict paving specifications. It completed the project ahead of schedule, meeting an incentive clause for its work.

Earle Asphalt Company of Farmingdale, N.J.

• Resurfacing of Route 18 southbound from south of Route 138 to south of Deal Road in Wall, Neptune, and Ocean townships. Company crews worked mostly at night to reconstruct and repair this deteriorated pavement. The company finished the project ahead of schedule while meeting incentive clauses for the pavement’s ride quality and construction.

English Paving Co. Inc. of Clifton, N.J.

• Improvements to River Drive in Garfield, including widening and construction of retaining walls and a bike lane/pedestrian walkway. The company installed a decorative roadway, park lighting and a brick and asphalt paver plaza. English Paving Co. completed all its work while maintaining the flow of traffic and ensuring accessibility to area businesses.
• Work on the traffic calming project on Norfolk Street, Jones Street, and Irvine Turner Boulevard in Newark. The project included the reconstruction and asphalt paving of the streets. Working under traffic, English Paving Co. met the owner’s timetable while minimizing the inconvenience to motorists and businesses on these busy streets.

Tilcon New Jersey Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Wharton, N.J.

• Mill and overlay of Route 1 in Edison, N.J., one of the state’s most heavily traveled stretches of highway. The company worked at night to avoid disrupting businesses. It also used green paving practices, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement into mixes and building a smooth pavement that met incentive clauses for its quality.
• Mill and overlay of 2 miles of Orangeburg Road in Old Tappan. The company incorporated some sustainable techniques into the project, using asphalt mixes containing reclaimed asphalt pavement Tilcon New Jersey produced a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement for area motorists.
• Mill and overlay of a road in Essex County’s Branch Brook Park. The company worked around vehicle, bicyclist, and pedestrian traffic. It used sustainable paving practices on the project, with mixes containing recycled asphalt pavement. It produced a smooth asphalt pavement in time for the park’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
• Mill and fill of Berry’s Creek Road near the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. The company worked around race, track, and stadium events at the Meadowlands complex, using mixes that included 15 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement. Tilcon New Jersey produced a smooth, high-quality pavement.
• Work on the Hamburg Turnpike in Morris County, N.J. Since the road was right in front of the asphalt plant, the company paved this section in two parts. The project area included a railroad crossing and two sets of ramps for I-287. Tilcon New Jersey successfully completed the project in one night, producing a smooth asphalt pavement for motorists.
• Mill and overlay of Route 18 from Colts Neck to Old Bridge (mile post 30.5 to 18.9) in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties. The company used green paving practices, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement into the pavement. Despite challenges such as 26 inches of rain and nighttime paving, the company completed the project on time and earned bonuses for the road’s quality.

Tilcon New York Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Wharton, N.J.

• Rehabilitation of Runway 4R/22L at Newark Liberty International Airport. The project included reconstruction of the entire runway and a runway intersection plus construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and relocation of multiple taxiways. The company used three different asphalt mixes state-of-the-art equipment to meet all specifications.

 

NEW YORK

Barrett Paving Materials Inc. of Watertown, N.Y.

• Construction and paving of Taxiway B and apron at the Watertown International Airport. Barrett Paving Materials worked with the owner, the airline and the engineer to change the proposed runway closure time, limiting flight disruptions while produced an asphalt pavement that met the project’s stringent requirements.

Lafarge of Lockport, N.Y.

• Rehabilitation of the main Runway 10L/28R at Niagara Falls International Airport. The project included repairs and paving of runway surface, lighting rehabilitation, and pavement markings. The company used mixes with reclaimed asphalt pavement and asphalt millings from the old runway to produce a high-quality runway ahead of schedule.

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Blythe Construction Inc., a Co. of The Hubbard Group Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.

• Work on the Mooresville Motorplex. The company placed the initial and final courses with two crews paving in echelon to eliminate cold joints. Blythe Construction met or exceeded every requirement of the exacting specifications without any repairs required, producing an exceptionally smooth roadway.

Fred Smith Co. of Raleigh, N.C.

• Construction of the Timber Drive East extension in Garner. The turnkey, 1.4-mile project included the construction of twin bridges spanning Mahlers Creek The company partnered with the project owners and local businesses to limit disruptions to traffic and used sustainable paving practices to produce a smooth road ahead of schedule.
• Resurfacing of various roads in Johnston County. The company incorporated sustainable paving practices into the project, incorporating 30 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement into the asphalt mixes. Fred Smith Co. produced high-quality, smooth asphalt pavements that motorists in the area will enjoy traveling for many years.

 

OHIO

Barrett Paving Materials Inc. of Middletown, Ohio

• Work on phases one and two of the Fairborn Streetscape project. The company milled the road, and placed an asphalt overlay. Work also included decorative sidewalk pavers, landscaping and lighting. Barrett Paving Materials produced a smooth, high-quality and attractive pavement for area residents and visitors.

• Overlay of 6.9 miles of SR 380 and 3.9 miles of SR 734 in Greene County. The company milled the existing road, resurfaced it with two lifts of asphalt and constructed a safety edge on the shoulder. Using excellent workmanship and high-quality materials, it produced a smooth pavement for area travelers.
• Paving of South Airfield Road in Boone County. The company’s asphalt pavement bid was more cost-effective approach than the concrete alternative. Barrett Paving Materials Inc. produced a high-quality asphalt pavement that has helped to reduce the traffic congestion between Turfway Road and Kentucky 18 (Burlington Pike).

Gerken Paving Inc. of Napoleon, Ohio

• Construction of US 24 in Liberty Center, from 1.4 miles west of the SR 109 interchange to three miles east of that interchange. The company strategically scheduled the surface course paving to eliminate any transverse construction joints on this new four-lane highway. It produced a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement that fully met incentive clauses for density and smoothness.

John R. Jurgensen of Cincinnati, Ohio

• Work on US 62/68 in Brown County. The company milled the existing four-lane highway and salvaged the milled asphalt for recycling into other projects. John R. Jurgensen used a material transfer device during paving to produce a high-quality pavement that met incentives for its smoothness.
• Reconstruction of I-75 and addition of a lane from south of SR 122 in Middletown to the Warren/Montgomery county line. The company built the 8-mile project in two 4-mile sections, allowing for better access for water and material trucks. Using a material transfer device and a GPS system, the company produced a smooth pavement.
• Widening of I-70 east of SR 72 to east of SR 40 in Clark County. The company constructed a new, full-depth-asphalt third lane and a 12-foot inside shoulder. It used a material transfer device and GPS equipment to produce an extremely smooth roadway for motorists in the area.

Kokosing Construction Co. Inc. of Mansfield, Ohio

• Resurfacing of the runway and associated areas at Newark-Heath Airport in Health. The company suggested revisions to the original contract to produce the proper profile and cross slope. The change resulted in a higher quality, smoother runway pavement.
• Relocation of the US 33 bypass in Hocking and Athens Counties. The company worked carefully to protect wildlife in the area and incorporated green paving practices such as using warm-mix asphalt and using reclaimed asphalt pavement into asphalt mixes. It produced a high-quality, dense and smooth asphalt pavement.

The Shelly Co., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Findlay, Ohio

• Overlay of two parking lots at the Honda Marysville Automotive Plant. To achieve a smooth pavement, the company milled butt joints and placed a stress absorbing membrane interlayer (SAMI). The project was notable for its good joint construction and for the uniformity of the parking lots’ overall texture.
• Construction of US 24 in Lucas County from mile marker 6.19 to 12.75. This multi-year, multi-phased project included strict density and smoothness requirements. The company incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement, recycled asphalt shingles and fibers into mixes to produce a smooth, aesthetically-pleasing asphalt pavement.

The Shelly Co., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Thornville, Ohio

• Overlay of runway and taxiways at Perry County Airport in New Lexington. The company removed the existing taxiway to bring the airport back to FAA standards; it completed all paving during a five-day shutdown. The Shelly Co. produced high-quality, smooth asphalt runways and taxiways that will serve airline travelers well for many years.
• Mill, repair, and paving of 13 streets in the City of Lakewood and additional curb and crosswalk work. The Shelly Co. incorporated green paving practices into the project, using asphalt mixes with reclaimed asphalt pavement. It produced high-quality streets ahead of schedule.
• Work on 6.7 miles of SR 32 from the Adams County Line to SR 247. Traffic control challenges included keeping access to a nearby hospital for emergency vehicles and limiting lane closures to 3 miles to reduce inconvenience to motorists. The Shelly Co. overcame all difficulties to produce a dense, high-quality, smooth pavement.
• Work on SR 104 from the Scioto County line to the intersection with SR 73. This was the first job in the Ohio Department of Transportation District 9 to use a safety edge, which reduces the chances for an accident when a vehicle runs off the edge of the pavement. After applying a leveling course, the Shelly Co. placed a 1.5-inch asphalt surface pavement, producing a high-quality road that was notable for its smoothness.
• Work on SR 32 from just past its intersection with SR 104 to Beaver Pike (CR 57) in Pike County. The company used a material transfer device and equipment that measures the thermal segregation of the asphalt mix to produce a quality pavement with a high level of smoothness.
• Smoothseal thin asphalt overlay of SR 32 near Piketon from shortly after its intersection with SR 104 to the rest area. Cool weather made paving more challenging, but the company persevered and used a material transfer device to create a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement for the four-lane road and the rest area at the end of the job.
• Work on the Scioto Downs Racino horse racing track and casino. Working under a very tight deadline, and around multiple contractors working in the same area, the company built a new asphalt pavement that was notable for its quality and workmanship.
• Resurfacing of several roads in Delaware County. With 41 roads to overlay, the company scheduled work carefully and adjusted its operations to the varying thicknesses and widths of each road. Despite the challenges presented by working with 14 different townships, the company produced high-quality asphalt pavements.

The Shelly Co., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Twinsburg, Ohio

• Mill and overlay of I-271 from milepost 12.6 to 14.41 in Summit County. Working at night to avoid disruption to traffic, the company planed 1.5 inches off the existing surface then laid two courses of asphalt atop the roadway. The Shelly Co. produced a smooth, high-quality road with an excellent ride quality.
• Reconstruction of the westbound center and driving lanes of the Ohio Turnpike from milepost 164.82 to 169.74 in Cuyahoga County. The company installed 10 miles of temporary walls to protect workers and the traveling public. The Shelly Co. produced a smooth, high-quality roadway that met the Ohio Turnpike Commission’s exacting standards.
• Mill and overlay of I-76 in Portage County. The crews had a 20-hour work window on each shift so two milling crews simultaneously removing and recycling 30,000 tons of existing asphalt, as well as two paving crews placing 68,000 tons of asphalt. It completed, almost one month ahead of schedule, a very smooth roadway.

Southern Ohio Paving of Middletown, Ohio

• Renovations and additions to the Miamisburg High School parking lot in Miamisburg. The company incorporated sustainable paving techniques into the project, using warm-mix asphalt and the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement in mixes. Southern Ohio Paving overcame drainage problems and multiple elevation changes to produce a smooth and aesthetically pleasing pavement.

 

OKLAHOMA

Haskell Lemon Construction Co. of Oklahoma City, Okla.

• Work on the runway at Shawnee Regional Airport. The company had to reconstruct more than half of the runway while working around airport traffic. They laid a leveling course before placing a new overlay on the runway, using warm-mix asphalt for 90 percent of the paving. Haskell Lemon also installed new electrical upgrades and a communications system to bring the airport up to current FAA standards.

• Mill and overlay of 2 miles of I-40 near Hinton in Caddo County. The company milled five inches from the old pavement and replaced it with 8¾ inches of polymer-modified asphalt. Haskell Lemon Construction Co. produced a smooth, high-quality roadway for area motorists.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

IA Construction Corp. of Franklin, Pa.

• Mill and overlay of Salina Road section 511 near Oil City. The company used environmentally friendly warm-mix asphalt and incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement into its mixes, conserving virgin aggregates and binder. It produced a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement that will serve motorists in Pennsylvania well.

Lindy Paving Inc. of New Galilee, Pa.

• Rehabilitation of Runway 10/28 and all existing taxiways at Beaver County Airport. To limit the impact of the construction project on airport businesses, the company performed all work during a one-time, 106-hour closure. It paved the runway from the centerline out in a single pass, producing a smooth asphalt pavement with only one centerline joint.

Pennsy Supply North of Wapwallopen, Pa.

• Resurfacing of County Road 41, Honey Hole Road, in Dennison Township. The company incorporated green paving practices into the project, using asphalt mixes with 15 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement. Pennsy Supply Co. met the tight 3-week project schedule and produced a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement.

 

TENNESSEE

Lehman-Roberts Co. of Memphis, Tenn.

• Construction of approximately 2 miles of Milton Wilson Boulevard in Arlington. The company followed sustainable practices in the mix design, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement into them. Working under a very tight schedule, Lehman-Roberts Co. produced a smooth-riding, high-quality road.
• Widening and overlay of State Route 1 in Coahoma County. The company took an existing 24-foot roadway, heavily damaged by agricultural equipment, and brought it up to federal highway standards. It significantly improved the smoothness of the road, providing motorists with a more comfortable ride.
• Work on the intersection of I-55 at Highway 6 in Panola County, Miss. The company milled 4 inches from the existing roadway, made repairs, cleaned and sealed joints, and placed three lifts of asphalt pavement. Lehman-Roberts Co. produced a smooth asphalt road that surpassed the owner’s requirements.

Summers Taylor Inc. of Elizabethton, Tenn.

• Resurfacing of SR 70 in Greeneville. The company used sonic averaging skis on both sides of the paver to create a smooth base, followed by a layer of leveling mix, and then an asphalt surface mix. Despite the challenges posed by the steep mountainous terrain, Summers Taylor Inc. produced a smooth-riding, aesthetically-pleasing roadway.

 

TEXAS

Armor Materials, a division of APAC–Texas Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Tyler, Texas

• Overlay of FM 344 in Smith County. The company partnered with the TxDOT Tyler District and with other contractors to achieve greater productivity, continuity, and ride quality on the project. The completed roadway is a smooth, high-quality pavement.

Big Creek Construction Ltd. of Hewitt, Texas

• Mill and overlay of SH 90 in Grimes County. The company partnered with the state DOT, changing the pavement design to reflect actual road conditions. Big Creek used green paving techniques for the project, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled asphalt shingles into the mixes and building a, high-quality roadway.

Hunter Industries Ltd. of San Marcos, Texas

• Mill and overlay of FM 2304/Manchaca Road in South Austin. The company incorporated green practices into the project, using reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled asphalt shingles in the mixes. Hunter Industries paved at night and used special milling techniques to produce a smooth, high-quality roadway.

J.D. Ramming Paving Co. Ltd. of Austin, Texas

• Repaving of the runway at Austin Executive Airport. The company partnered with the airport owner on this private job and adopted TxDOT standards. It built a smooth runway that met all job specifications. This project won the 2012 Ray Brown Award for the highest quality airport pavement in the country.

Knife River Corp. — South, of Bryan, Texas

• Overlay of 11.8 miles of State Highway 6 from FM 158 to FM 2818 in Brazos County. Because of heavy traffic in the area, the company worked at night and alerted motorists to traffic changes via electronic messaging boards. Using porous asphalt pavement to reduce standing water and water runoff, the company produced a high-quality asphalt road.

The Lane Construction Corp. of Roanoke, Texas

• Reconfiguration of the Kansas Speedway’s tri-oval oval track and infield road course. The company removed 7 inches of the asphalt surface and re-graded the subgrade before paving. It also built a 40-foot-wide road course that weaves through the infield of the oval track. The Lane Construction Corp. built an exceptional track, finishing ahead of the tight schedule.

R.K. Hall Construction of Paris, Texas

• Work on 7.9 miles of I-40 in Potter County. Using mixes that included reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled asphalt shingles, the company placed a 2-inch overlay on the road. It met the maximum incentive clauses for the quality of the pavement and achieved an extremely smooth ride profile on this section of road.
• Work on US 82 in Grayson County. The work included the conversion of a two-lane, two-way roadway into a two-lane, one-way road. The company maintained two-way traffic on the road during construction and at night while coordinating with the contractor on an adjacent project. It produced a smooth, quality asphalt pavement.

 

UTAH

Copper Hills Constructors, a joint venture of Granite, Kiewit & W.W. Clyde of Salt Lake City, Utah

• Work on the Mountain View corridor project in Salt Lake County, included paving of a 15-mile road segment and a 9-mile bike path. The joint venture incorporated sustainable paving practices into the project, using reclaimed asphalt pavement in mixes and recycled used oils as burner fuel. It delivered a high-quality asphalt roadway.

Granite Construction Co. of Salt Lake City, Utah

• Mill and overlay of I-84 from milepost 115 to 119.77 in Henefer. The company incorporated green paving practices into the project, using warm-mix asphalt and recycled asphalt pavement in mixes and recycling milled materials back into the roadway. The company produced a smooth asphalt road that earned incentive pay for its quality.

 

VIRGINIA

Superior Paving Corp. of Gainesville, Va.

• Rehabilitation of approximately 6.5 miles of I-66 and several interchange ramps in Fairfax County. The job posed several challenges: nighttime paving, heavy traffic, coordination with other projects, lack of storage facilities, and strict specifications. Using warm-mix asphalt for paving, the company produced a high-quality, smooth pavement.

Virginia Paving Co., a division of The Lane Construction Corp. of Chantilly, Va.

• Mill and overlay of the westbound lanes of the Dulles Toll Road from I-495 to the first toll plaza. Virginia Paving Co. proposed an alternative milling and overlay to the original design, saving the owner money and time and making the construction area safer. The resulting roadway is smooth and of high quality.
• Construction of Liberty Run, a road in a new housing development in Berkeley County, W.Va. The company used warm-mix asphalt for the project, which enabled Virginia Paving Co. to haul the asphalt from a plant more than 50 miles away and place it successfully. The company produced a smooth, high quality roadway that will serve the development for years to come.
• Work on various roads in the City of Fairfax. The project included milling, patching, and paving. Working during limited hours to avoid disruptions in residential areas, Virginia Paving Co. produced smooth, high-quality pavements that met all Virginia Department of Transportation specifications.

 

WASHINGTON

Central Washington Asphalt Inc. of Moses Lake, Wash.

• Mill and overlay of southbound US 395 from milepost 72.36 to 81.64. The company incorporated sustainable paving practices into the project, using mixes that contained reclaimed asphalt pavement. It produced a smooth, high-quality asphalt roadway with outstanding pavement friction and density and improved ride quality.

Inland Asphalt Co., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Richland, Wash.

• Rehabilitation of Runway 12 at Tri-Cities Airport in Franklin County. The company had to pave during the day, working around arriving flights, which cut into the production schedule. Despite such challenges, Inland Asphalt produced a smooth, high-quality asphalt runway that met or exceeded all the project requirements.

Lakeside Industries of Aberdeen, Wash.

• Construction of a new parking lot and driving lanes at Mark Reed Hospital in Elmira. The company paved the parking areas with porous asphalt, a green material that allows water to penetrate into the ground. It also incorporated 12 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement into the asphalt, producing a smooth and attractive pavement.

Miles Resources of Puyallup, Wash.

• Reconstruction and widening of taxiways Echo and Foxtrot at Gray Army Airfield a Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma. Miles Resources met the project’s challenging specification requirements with respect to volumetrics, compaction, rideabilty, and joints. It worked around airport timetables to produce a quality asphalt pavements ahead of schedule and without penalties.

 

WEST VIRGINIA

J.F. Allen Co. of Buckhannon, W.Va.

• Extension, mill and overlay of the runway and taxiway at North Central West Virginia Regional Airport in Bridgeport. The company recycled into the base mixes more than 20,000 tons of reclaimed asphalt pavement from a previous interstate project, saving approximately 10,000 gallons of fuel while producing a high-quality asphalt pavement.

West Virginia Paving Inc. of Dunbar, W.Va.

• Rehabilitation of Runway 12/30 at Huntington Tri-State Airport. The company micro-milled the entire runway, leaving it available for planes to land, then placed the overlay during a 58-hour weekend shutdown. The result was a smooth asphalt runway, produced safely and on time.
• Mill and overlay of 2 miles of I-64 in Milton. The company used green paving practices for the project, utilizing mixes that contained both reclaimed asphalt pavement and slag to reduce the amount of virgin aggregate required. The company produced a high-quality road that is notable for its smoothness.

 

WISCONSIN

Northeast Asphalt Inc. of Greenville, Wis.

• Mill and overlay of STH 73 in Manchester, including the replacement of several culvert crossings. The company incorporated green paving practices into the project, using mixes that contained more than 20 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled asphalt shingle to produce a high-quality, smooth asphalt pavement.
• Work on Poberenzy Road in Oshkosh, the primary access to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) grounds. Work had to be completed before the annual EAA Air Adventure event. The company used sustainable paving practices, including pulverization of the existing pavement and use of reclaimed asphalt pavement into the project mixes to produce a smooth, quality road.
• Work on US 141 between Amber and Beecher. Working under heavy traffic, the company pulverized the existing roadway and paved it along with two newly-constructed passing lanes. The company incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement into the mixes for the job, producing a smooth, high-quality pavement.
Mill and overlay of US 2 near Marenisco. The company used a 50-foot ski during milling and paving to ensure a smooth road. It employed asphalt mixes that contained reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled the millings from the project for hand patching. The ride quality of the completed road is exceptional.

Payne & Dolan Inc. of Waukesha, Wis.

• Work on the 3-mile-long Upper Yahara River Trail, in the Village of DeForest. The porous asphalt pavement that Payne & Dolan used on the project allows snow to melt through it, extending the use of the trail to the winter months. Ground tire and quartzite stone in this porous mix will help ensure its durability.
• Mill and overlay of STH 92, a rural, two-lane roadway running through Wisconsin’s Sugar River Valley. The road’s cross slope and super elevations posed paving challenges, but Payne & Dolan completed work ahead of time. The company also incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement into asphalt mixes.
• Mill and overlay of 75th Street in the City of Kenosha. Paving at night to avoid disrupting traffic, and overcoming multiple project challenges, Payne & Dolan produced a smooth, high-quality roadway. It used green paving techniques, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled asphalt shingles into the project mixes.

 

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Simon Contractors of Cheyenne, Wyo.

• Rehabilitation of Runway 12/30 at Laramie Regional Airport. The company milled the runway and placed the new pavement, performing some work at night to minimize disruption to airport traffic. It produced a smooth asphalt pavement 10 days ahead of the project schedule.