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.
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.