The South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association recently honored winners of the 2016 SCAPA Quality Pavement Awards Program during the 2017 SCAPA Winter Conference at the Marriott in Columbia, SC. Seventeen projects were submitted for consideration this year, and 5 projects were selected for an award.
The Green Construction Award is awarded to projects which use sustainable materials and practices including but not limited to: reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), recycled asphalt shingles (RAS), warm mix asphalt (WMA), ground tire rubber (GTR), porous asphalt pavements and other environmentally friendly practices. Banks Construction received the 2016 Green Construction Award winner for their “Summers Corner Project”. Summers Corner is a new residential development located in Summerville, SC, positioned at the intersection of Highway 61 and Summers Drive. The roads and alleyways throughout this new neighborhood were all paved sustainably. The intersection outside of the neighborhood required widening and an overlay, was transformed into a roundabout, and also required that the elevation of Hwy 61 be raised by 2 feet. Banks met the elevation challenge with a sustainable approach by using compacted recycled asphalt as the base upon which to pave.
The Innovative Pavement Award is awarded to projects which use asphalt pavements in unique, innovative, or interesting ways. These pavements include but are not limited to bicycle paths, greenways, cart paths, pond liners, tennis courts, race tracks and airports. Palmetto Corporation’s “Georgetown Airport Apron Expansion Project” is this year’s Innovative Pavement Award recipient. While airport paving is not new for the asphalt industry, innovative materials have been created over the years to yield high performance and reduce the need for maintenance sealers. Georgetown Airport’s P601 surface is the first application of fuel resistant asphalt in South Carolina. Along with fuel resistant benefits, the innovative Performance Graded 82-22 binder will give this mix additional resistance to rutting and fatigue cracking down the road.
The Project Delivery Award highlights projects that were completed in a timely and efficient manner, and the owner/agency was extremely pleased with the expedited delivery of the project. This year’s recipients are King Asphalt and SC Department of Transportation (SCDOT) District 3 for the Perimeter Road Project in Greenville County. After years of aging and deterioration, Perimeter Road became a reconstruction candidate that required full depth reclamation and an asphalt overlay. Prior to work, King Asphalt met with SCDOT, Greenville County, City of Greenville and many others to develop a plan to deliver Perimeter Road as quick and efficient as possible, while maintaining access to vital access during peak business hours.
The Quality Pavement Award recognizes asphalt pavements with exemplary quality. The nominees for this award are evaluated for outstanding quality control at the plant as well as providing a superb, smooth roadway for the traveling public. The judges selected two deserving winners for 2016. SC Highway 133 was the first recipient of the 2016 Quality Pavement Award. King Asphalt performed the work which was administered by SCDOT District 3. SC Highway 133 is set in upstate SC, adjacent to Lake Keowee. The 11.95-mile project required 10” full depth reclamation and a single lift of Surface Type B. The 19,000 plus tons of mix had excellent quality data. King Asphalt provided a superior quality product that yielded a smooth ride which earned it a 2016 Quality Pavement Award.
The second winning project was US Highway 25 in Edgefield and Greenwood Counties. Satterfield Construction Co. performed the work which was administered by SCDOT District 2. The US Highway 25 project spanned 8.6 miles across Edgefield and Greenwood counties. Prior to this project, this section was in poor condition and had severe rutting. Over 123,000 square yards of variable milling was performed first, followed by 2-foot shoulder widening on each side. The final riding surface was covered with over 12,000 tons of Surface Type C using the latest paving technologies, which helped ensure a superior ride for the driving public. This project had excellent rideability results and quality data, and received the highest average field evaluation score from the judges.