NAPA Announces Winners of National Recognition for Excellence in Paving

Wed March 12, 2003 - Northeast Edition

The National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) has announced the winners of its 2002 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The presentations were made at a special ceremony at the association’s 48th annual convention in San Diego, CA.

The Quality in Construction Awards recognize Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) pavements of excellence. “NAPA selects the award recipients using a known set of standards that have been shown to give good results,” commented David B. Carlson, Chairman of the NAPA Board of Directors. “This award demonstrates the high quality of work that the HMA industry is achieving.”

Details on some of the winners and their projects are:


Tilcon Connecticut Inc. of New Britain

• Reconstruction of runway 15-33 and the relocation of taxiway B at Groton/New London Airport.

The company made adjustments to the HMA mix, allowing it to meet and exceed the mix specifications for the project and earning it a bonus for the paving job.


Aggregate Industries of Capitol Heights

• Work on the National Grand Prix Race Track at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Working under a tight schedule, the company excavated the track area, then placed four layers of HMA, resulting in a smooth, high-quality pavement.

Baltimore Public Works/Gray & Son Inc. and Maryland Paving Inc. of Butler

• Milling and overlay of a section of Interstate 83 (the Jones Falls Expressway) in Baltimore City.

Through careful paving practices, including the use of a material transfer device, the paving team achieved a “smooth and uniform mat that met and exceeded ride specifications.

David A. Bramble Inc. of Chestertown and the Maryland Department of Transportation

• Milling and overlay of the eastbound lanes of U.S. 50 from MD 404 to MD 662B.

The project involved extensive centerline joint patching with HMA and working around high-volume, beachbound traffic. The contractor produced a smooth, high-quality HMA pavement.

• Paving of the westbound lanes of U.S. 50 from the Kent Narrows to Queenstown. Despite the challenges posed by heavy beach traffic and nighttime construction, the company successfully rehabilitated the road with full depth patches, milling, and an overlay that produced a smooth-riding roadway.

Francis O. Day Co. Inc. of Rockville and the

Maryland Highway Administration

• Milling, widening and overlay of I-495 west of Maryland 97 to east of U.S. 29.

The project involved the resurfacing of approximately 2.2 miles of heavily traveled roads. The contractor and the highway administration partnered to complete paving in two weekends, minimizing inconvenience to the traveling public.

• Milling and overlay of I-495/95 (the Capital Beltway).

The company worked at night to minimize the impact on the traveling public. Partnering between the contractor and the state Department of Transportation helped make the project a success.

Sparr Associates Inc. of Delmar

• Milling and overlay of U.S. 13 near Greenwood, DE.

Sparr Construction completed the project on time and on budget, producing a smooth and attractive asphalt surface with a minimum impact to traffic on the high-volume road.

New Hampshire

Pike Industries Inc.

of Belmont

• Milling and overlay of Interstate 91 in Lyndon and Barton counties.

The company used 15-percent reclaimed asphalt pavement for the HMA mix. Despite cold weather, steep grades and distance of the project from the asphalt plants, the company earned 103 percent incentive pay for the project.

New Jersey

Tilcon New York Inc. of Wharton

• Milling, paving, and in-pavement electrical upgrades of Taxiways B, V, D and Y at Newark International Airport.

Partnering between the facility, tenants, and the contractor significantly reduced project time. Tilcon met stringent grade and surface criteria for the project and earned the maximum density bonus.

• Milling and overlay of the upper level westbound deck, departure roadways, and ramps of the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Despite severely restricted work hours, Tilcon New York was able to cut the original 180-day project completion time in half. It placed 8,000 tons of modified HMA pavement that exceeded contract specifications.

• Milling and resurfacing of several sections of the New Jersey Turnpike from milepost 72 to milepost 122.

Each section was milled, paved and striped in one shift so that it could be reopened to traffic by 6 a.m. each morning. Tilcon New York paved an experimental section with a Superpave mix using 10 percent RAP. The project was completed on time even with high-speed traffic constantly moving by.

• Work on a parking lot in the Port Elizabeth Terminal area.

The company constructed the project in phases to allow the port to continue its operations without any disruptions in service. In less than five months, the company produced a smooth, strong pavement that is able to withstand the weight of stacked cargo containers.

• Milling and resurfacing work on Palisades Avenue in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.

The company placed the pavement over a three-day period, staging it so that the road was always open to traffic. Crews worked around heavy traffic and other obstacles to produce a good-looking and smooth road surface.


Keystone Lime Co. Inc.

of Springs and the

Maryland State Highway


• Resurfacing of I-68 in Maryland from the West Virginia state line to Maryland 42.

The contractor worked during daytime traffic, using a material transfer device to ensure a smooth, even pavement. The job was complicated by the fact that trucks had to travel into West Virginia to find a place to turn around and reach the job site.

Russell Standard Corp. of Union City

• Reconstruction, Rubblizing and overlay of State Road 79 in Erie County.

The project took place over two years, with extra time required for the reconstruction of four bridges. Measurements of the road’s ride quality showed dramatic improvement after construction of this high-quality, smooth HMA pavement.

Valley Quarries Inc. of Chambersburg

• Widening, reconstruction and overlay of 6.5 mi. of roads in Cumberland Valley Business Park.

The company performed extensive preparation work, then laid several courses of HMA on the roads. Despite the differing depths and widths of all the roads, the company achieved smooth pavements throughout the area.

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