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2018 Sheldon G. Hayes Award



The Sheldon G. Hayes Award winner is determined through a two-year process. Highway pavement projects using more than 50,000 tons of asphalt are eligible for consideration. Initially, they must win a Quality in Construction (QIC) Award, which is determined by numerical scores given by an independent pavement engineer on the basis of how well the contractor met the specifications and achieved density on the finished pavement.  All the pavements that meet a benchmark figure are given the QIC award.


The year after a project wins a QIC Award, it may be considered for the Sheldon G. Hayes Award. The top-ranked projects from each year are tested for smoothness, then visually inspected by an independent pavement consultant with many years of experience in the industry. This year, the evaluators praised the contestants for high-quality construction practices resulting in smooth, safe, and durable pavements.





Lindy Paving Inc. and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation were named the winner for Lindy Paving's work on I-79 in Butler County.SGH - Lindy 1


The two primary goals for the Penn DOT for the I-79 in Butler County mill and overlay project was to remove and replace the existing asphalt surface that had significantly deteriorated over the past several years and to improve the ride at the structures. Over the years, the approaches and the mainline had been repaired many times and from a rideability standpoint, were in poor condition.

I-79 is a primary thoroughfare through western Pennsylvania connecting Pittsburgh and Erie. The four-lane highway, known as the front door to the Pittsburgh Penguins practice facility, also provides access to Cranberry, a fast-developing area, and to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.









APAC Central - Route 60 - 4


A 40-year-old concrete roadway — that was the pavement presented to APAC-Central Inc., A CRH Company with the Route 60 in Mansfield, Missouri project. The four-lane freeway is a major commuter route to Springfield from several smaller towns along the project's line. "The roadway was in bad shape with joint failures and spalling," said Tyson Bahner, Project Manager for APAC-Central.

APAC-Central conducted extensive concrete repair, undersealing, and deflection testing to prepare the existing roadway for the asphalt overlay. "This was the first project we worked with undersealing and deflection testing. The undersealing worked well," Bahner said.









US 64 is the longest numbered route in North Carolina, stretching from the Tennessee state line to the Outer Banks. S.T. Wooten performed a mill, fill and overlay on 21 miles of US 64 in Nash County between Zebulon and Nashville.S.T. Wooten 3

This route is a major commuter route to and from Raleigh which has heavy traffic during rush hour in the morning in the westbound lanes going towards Raleigh and in the eastbound lanes in the evening, which presented a major challenge. Therefore, all milling and paving were conducted using lane closures.