The National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) has announced the winners of its Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The presentations were made at a special ceremony at the association’s 45th Annual Convention on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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 John S. Spangler, 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 follow.
American Paving Corp./Kary Asphalt (joint venture) and the Maryland State Highway Administration
• Overlay of a badly deteriorated section of U.S. 13 from MD 673 to the Worcester County line. Using a team approach, the contractor and state government workers produced a roadway composed of three Superpave layers, increasing its integrity and while giving it a superior ride and appearance.
IA Construction Corp. of Delmar and the Maryland State Highway Administration
• Resurfacing of MD Route 350. The existing surface was in very poor condition, and the roadway had five box culvert structures. After the contractor applied an overlay of Superpave, however, the road was extremely smooth-riding, even over the joints.
Richard F. Kline Inc. of Frederick
• Resurfacing and safety improvements to Interstate 70 in Howard County, including full depth patching and an overlay of Superpave. Paving was limited to night, but the contractor overcame all difficulties to produce a high-quality, smooth mat for the road.
Earle Asphalt Co. of Farmingdale
• Work on U.S. Route 9 northbound in Monmouth County, NJ. This pilot included the first use of a special asphalt mixture and helped the state Department of Transportation establish new construction and design parameters for future projects. Earle Asphalt Co. performed the milling and paving work at night to reduce disruption to traffic.
Barrett Paving Materials Inc. of Watertown
• Milling and overlay of two sections of I-81 in Jefferson County. The company used Superpave and a mixture of hot-in-place recycled and virgin asphalt, achieving a consistently high density over varying underlying surfaces.
Guy Pratt Inc. of Holtsville
• Resurfacing work on Commack Road in Suffolk County. In spite of lane closure limitations due to heavy traffic, the company paved over 20 lane miles in just five days, using both recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) and rut-avoidance top mix.
Newborn Construction Inc. of Center Moriches
• Resurfacing of Route 27 (Montauk Highway) in Southampton and East Hampton. The contract required work to be completed in 90 days; the company, using a Superpave mix, finished in just 47 days, earning a bonus for its quick, quality work and accolades from area residents.
Golden Eagle Construction Co. of Uniontown
• Work on State Road 201 in Fayette County. The company completed the project in a timely manner, producing a quality riding surface with minimal disruption to the traveling public.
HRI Inc. of State College and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
• Construction and overlay work on State Route 15 in Lycoming/Tioga counties. Using a material transfer vehicle and placing the Superpave mix full width, the contractor earned a substantial ride bonus for the smooth pavement it achieved.
• Rehabilitation of a section of Interstate 80 in Clarion County, including milling and overlay and installation of drainage, guiderail, and safety systems. The parties used partnering, CPM management and a “lane rental” agreement to complete the project within budget and ahead of schedule. HRI Inc. earned a bonus for exceeding the required pavement smoothness.
IA Construction Corp. of Franklin
• Resurfacing and improvements to State Road 6, in McKean and Potter counties. The partnership-like relationship between IA Construction Corp. and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation produced a roadway that received favorable testing results and positive feedback from the public.
IA Construction Corp. of Franklin and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
• Repaving of State Route 62 in rural Warren County. Using a Superpave asphalt mixture, a 12.2-meter (40 ft.) leveling ski on each lift, and a material transfer vehicle, the contractor produced a road that exceeded all smoothness expectations. The work was done on an expedited schedule, minimizing inconvenience to the public.
Valley Quarries Inc. of Chambersburg
• Overlay and reconstruction of 11.6 kilometers (7.2 mi.) of I-81 in Cumberland County. Valley Quarries Inc. partnered with the state Department of Transportation and several subcontractors, using relatively new construction and quality control techniques. The company produced superior-performing and smooth-riding pavement, earning a ride bonus for its efforts.
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