The Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9’s Construction Department and one of its contractors have been recognized for outstanding performance for a resurfacing and bridge rehabilitation project in Highland County.
Together, the district’s construction department and the Shelly Company received the 2016 Quality in Construction Award from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) for the rehabilitation project on U.S. Route 50. The project extended from Carper Lane, east of Hillsboro, to the Ross County line, and during last year’s construction season crews from the Shelly Company resurfaced the route with waterproofing asphalt in order to prolong the pavement’s service life and rehabilitated the bridge located at the county line.
According to NAPA’s website (www.asphaltpavement.org) its awards program recognizes excellence in asphalt paving with its Quality in Construction Awards. The category has three tiers – projects using less than 50,000 tons of asphalt, highway projects using more than 50,000 tons of asphalt, and airport pavement projects. Projects earning a Quality in Construction Award are measured against industry standards and best practices.
In addition to the NAPA award, the construction staff and its contractors received the 2016 Quality Award for Asphalt Paving from the Flexible Pavements of Ohio Association, which recognizes a diverse group of projects that demonstrate exceptional quality in asphalt pavement construction.
Leading the $1.59 million, 10.32-mile project on U.S. 50 for ODOT District 9 were Eric Smith, transportation engineer, and Highway Technician Jerry Cluff; the area field engineer for the project was Chad Mitten. The team worked in tandem with Shelly’s crews to assure quality control for materials, workmanship and smooth riding quality.
“We have an outstanding team of engineers, inspectors and technicians working throughout the district and I congratulate our crews and the crews from the Shelly Company for their efforts to deliver successful projects that not only preserve our transportation network, but also serve the traveling public well,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson.
Submitted by Kathleen Fuller, public information officer, Ohio Department of Transportation District 9.