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.
The Holmes County Trail is composed of two surface types since it is used for recreation as well as transportation for the local Amish community. The recreational side of the trail, which is owned by the Holmes County Rails to Trails Coalition, is composed of two lifts of HMA. The horseback riding and buggy traffic side features an HMA base with chip seal surface providing an obvious physical delineation for various modes of travel. It took 11 miles of lineal grading, 11 bridge modifications and tunneling a new box culvert under S.R. 83 to complete the project. Kokosing Construction Co. used 20,000 tons of aggregate base; 43,000 SY of chip seal and 14,000 tons of HMA.