There Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) announced the winners for the 2015 Perpetual Pavement Award. This honor is presented to state transportation departments and local agency road owners for well performing asphalt pavement that are at least 35 years old with high quality structural design.
To be eligible, a road must have no structural failures and an average interval of at least 13 years between resurfacing. In addition they must exhibit characteristics expected from a long life Perpetual Pavement design: "excellence in design, quality in construction, and value to taxpayers."
Amy Miller, P.E., National Director of the APA praised the structure of these roads and their durability. Since 2001, 108 pavements in 30 U.S. states and one Canadian province have received this award:
Here are your winners for 2015:
· Alabama Department of Transportation for a 2.7-mile section of SR 133 on the northern bypass around Florence in Lauderdale County. This is the seventh Perpetual Pavement Award for ALDOT.
· Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department for a 3-mile, two-lane section of US 62 in Carroll County near Berryville from milepost 3.0 to 6.0. It is the sixth Perpetual Pavement Award for AHTD.
· Florida Department of Transportation for a six-lane, divided-median section of I-75/SR 93 in Alachua County from milepost 0 to 9.27. This is the sixth Perpetual Pavement Award for FDOT.
· Michigan Department of Transportation for a two-lane stretch of SR 20 in Isabella County. It is the third Perpetual Pavement Award for MDOT.
· Minnesota Department of Transportation for a 3.24-mile, two-lane section of SR 71 in Beltrami County from milepost 317.28 to 320.52. MnDOT has had 14 pavements recognized with the Perpetual Pavement Award, more than any other state or agency.
· Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for a 3-mile, four-lane section of divided highway on I-180 in Northumberland County from milepost 1.5 to 4.5. PennDOT has earned five Perpetual Pavement Awards.
· South Carolina Department of Transportation’s 6.53-mile stretch of a four-lane divided highway on I-20 in Lexington County. SCDOT has earned five Perpetual Pavement Awards.
· Tennessee Department of Transportation for a 3.96-mile, four-lane segment of divided highway on US 27/SR 29 in Hamilton County from milepost 11.04 to 15. This is the 11th Perpetual Pavement Award earned by TDOT.