US 40, Taylorsville Dam

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: 
Barrett Paving and ODOT District 7

US Route 40 over the Taylorsville Dam, Montgomery County. Barrett Paving Materials, Midwest Central Region, reconstructed this project, 15(2004). The project called for the reconstruction of the roadway using a composite pavement structure. Unique to this project was the requirements for establishing pavement drainage. The eighteen hundred foot length of the dam was paved with a point two percent change in grade every one hundred feet. The two-course asphalt overlay was placed under ODOTs density specification.