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 rehabilitation of runway 7-25, which was completed by The Shelly Co., brought the pavement of the previously privately owned facility up to federal specifications. The airport runway, now owned by the City of Findlay, is 6,000 feet long and 100 feet wide. The Shelly Co. used approximately 15,000 tons of P401 base, intermediate and surface course material to cover the pavement. Up to three leveling courses were placed to correct the grade which in some locations called for 11 inches of HMA to make the correction in order to meet FAA criteria.