Bettes Corners, Akron

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.

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Shelly and Sands

Full-depth pavement replacement with HMA was used at Bettes Corners, which is one of Akrons busiest intersections. Shelly & Sands, Inc. used 8 ¾ inches of 301, 1 ¾ inches of 446 Type 2 and 1 ½ inches of 446 Type 1. The project was a tough job that involved three structures at one elevated intersection; paving areas were short runs and approach slabs to bridges were at extreme skews, creating a challenge to obtaining good smoothness, and the pavement profile also involved vertical curves.