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.
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.