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 ODOT District 8 project consisted of a new bikeway approximately nine miles long on new alignment coupled with portions of abandoned railroad bed. The project, which was completed by Barrett Paving Materials Midwest South Region, was environmentally sensitive since it crossed the Great Miami Valley Aquifer System. Trees and stumps were removed and the soil profile was established with drainage and connections to existing pipes and utilities. The pavement buildup included: 3 inches of 448, Type 1 intermediate and surface course; 8 inches of crushed stone base and primed sub-grade. Barrett used 3,820 tons of Type 1 intermediate and 2,728 tons of Type 1 surface.