Lancaster Bypass, US 33

Each year at its Annual Meeting, Flexible Pavements of Ohio (FPO) recognizes projects that demonstrate exceptional quality in asphalt pavement construction. These awards represent a diverse spectrum of pavement types from Ohio's interstate system with some of the highest traffic volumes in the nation, to low volume rural roadways, to airport runways, and commercial facilities.

Award Date: 
2004
Award Recipient: 
ODOT District 5 and Kokosing Construction

Lancaster Bypass, Phase three, US route 33, Fairfield County. The Kokosing Construction Company constructed the Lancaster Bypass, phase three project, which is a 2 ½ mile section of four lane pavement. The pavement is ten inches of hot mix placed on crushed aggregate base. The project called for 71,000 tons of warranty asphalt. Unique to this project was Kokosings innovative effort to eliminate longitudinal joints. Full width mainline paving of 29 feet was used on all 4 lifts of asphalt, eliminating any longitudinal joints in the mainline pavement.