Smoothseal, SR 199, Wood Co.

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.

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Gerken Paving

Gerken Pavings use of smoothseal in resurfacing S.R. 199 was noted for its exceptional smoothness not usually found on a two-lane road utilizing only a 2-inch overlay. This eight-mile portion of S.R. 199, which received a 2005 Master Craftsman award in spring 2005 after providing 15 years of quality service, received a 1-inch leveling course and 1-inch Smoothsealing in 2009. The finished overlay produced an average IRI of 32 or 33 inches/mile  a reading usually found on projects with a higher new pavement thickness.