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 limits of this ODOT District 7 project are from S.R. 117 to Barnes Road. The work, which was completed by The Shelly Co., consisted of pavement planning and resurfacing with a two-course overlay. Materials used included: ¾-inch intermediate course using 9.5 mm mix and 1 ½- to 1 ¾-inch surface course consisting of a 12.5 mm mix with PG70-22 and PG76-22 binders for use in medium- and high-stress locations. Total tons placed of all mixes used on the project was 40,028, and grade control was used in conjunction with a non-contact transfer machine to promote smoothness, uniform heat transfer and minimize end-of-load segregation.