Perpetual Pavement Awards recognizes 14 superior long-life asphalt pavements

Perpetual Pavement Awards recognizes 14 superior long-life asphalt pavements

Perpetual Pavement Awards recognizes 14 superior long-life asphalt pavements

Perpetual Pavement Awards (PPAs) celebrate long-life asphalt pavements. For 2021, a record number of 14 PPAs: By Performance were earned. Engineers at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University evaluated the nominations and validated the results.

Since the program began in 2001, 170 pavements in 32 U.S. states have been honoured with the award. PPAs: By Performance are awarded for high-performing asphalt pavements that are at least 35 years old, have not suffered a structural failure and have an average interval between resurfacing of no less than 13 years.

The pavement must demonstrate the characteristics expected from long-life, Perpetual Pavement design: excellence in design, quality in construction, and value to taxpayers.

The 2021 PPA: By Performance winners are:

  • Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), North Region, for a 42-year-old 4- mile section of U.S. 72 (AL 2) in Jackson County. (ALDOT’s 13th)
  • Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) for a 43-year-old 5.38-mile section of AR 9 in Stone County. (ARDOT’s 12h)
  • Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for a 61-year-old 56-mile section of SR 60 in Pinellas County. (FDOT’s 12th PPA.)
  • Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) State Highway Administration for a 48-year-old, 4.99-mile section of I-68 in Allegany County. (MDOT’s sixth PPA.)
  • Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) for a 43-year-old 3.25-mile section of U.S. 82 from Oktibbeha County Line to 0.5 miles east of Catalpa Creek Bridge in Lowndes County. (MDOT’s sixth PPA.)
  • Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) for a 59-year-old 68-mile section of N-1 in Cass County. (NDOT’s fifth PPA.)
  • Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) for a 41-year-old 2.276-mile section of SR 659, N. McCarran Blvd., from Mae Anne Ave. to N. Virginia St. in Washoe County. (NDOT’s first PPA.)
  • New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) for a 53-year-old 3.3-mile section of I-287 in Morris County. (NJDOT’s third PPA.)
  • Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), District 8, for a 53-year-old 64-mile section of I-275 in Hamilton County. (ODOT’s sixth PPA.)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), District 4-0, for a 56-year- old 2.78-mile section of SR 3022 in Luzerne County. (PennDOT’s 11th PPA.)
  • South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) for a 45-year-old 4-mile section of I-95 in Jasper County. (SCDOT’s 10th PPA.)
  • Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for a 43-year-old 2.55-mile section of SR 50 in Maury County. (TDOT’s record-number 17th PPA).
  • Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for a 48-year-old 8.92-mile section of I- 20 in Callahan County. (TxDOT’s third PPA.)
  • Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for a 69-year-old 39-mile section of SR 7 in Pierce County. (WSDOT’s eighth PPA.)

“One key indicator of quality in construction is a smooth, long-life pavement,” said Amy Miller, P.E., National Director of the APA. “Long-life asphalt pavements serve the community, reduce the money needed for maintenance, and conserve raw materials, ultimately leading to a truly sustainable structure that exemplifies the triple bottom line.”

For additional information about each of the projects, visit Perpetual by Performance | Asphalt Pavement Alliance.

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance is a partnership of the Asphalt Institute (AI), National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations. The Asphalt Pavement Alliance’s mission is to establish asphalt as the preferred choice for quality, performance and the environment.

The Asphalt Institute is the international trade association of petroleum asphalt producers, manufacturers and affiliated businesses. AI promotes the use, benefits and quality performance of petroleum asphalt, through engineering, research, marketing and educational activities.

The National Asphalt Pavement Association represents the interests of U.S. asphalt producers/contractors before Congress, federal agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities.

The State Asphalt Pavement Associations represent the interests of asphalt pavement producers and paving companies at the state and local level across the United States.

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