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 Walton Avenue project in Mahoning County is a brownfield project to encourage economic development it is located at the former site of a sheet and tube steel mill. The project, which was completed by Shelly & Sands, Inc., included the reconstruction of three sections of roadway to accommodate the new Walton Avenue Bridge. Pavement construction called for deep strength asphalt Shelly & Sands used 2,000 tons of 301 asphalt concrete base, 700 tons of 448 Type 2 and 500 tons of Type 1 material.