Rickenbacker Airfield, Runway 5R- 23L

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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The Shelly Company and the Columbus Port Authority

In 2010 the Shelly Company completed Phase 2 of the reconstruction of the runway at Rickenbacker airfield. This phase consisted of the removal of nine inches of existing concrete runway and the replacement with more than 23,000 tons of asphalt. Federal Aviation Administration specifications with stringent grade and smoothness requirements. Contractor utilized a Material Transfer Device, a paver with a 25-foot screed and surveyors to check grade to insure specifications were met. Both phases of this project received a 2010 NAPA Quality in Construction Award.