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.
This ODOT District 5 project consisted of the construction of 2.7 miles of a four-lane divided highway along new alignment. The project, with The Shelly Co. as paving contractor, included the construction of new ramps to tie the Lancaster bypass back into existing U.S. 33 at its easternmost point. The project was the final phase of the 4 ½-year project. The pavement, which carries a seven-year warranty, was built with 10 inches of warranty asphalt pavement and 6 inches of crushed aggregate base, plus 50,000 tons of Item 880, warranty asphalt.