9 Projects Garner National Paving Award
Construction Department &
Chillicothe (Thursday, May 01, 2014) - The Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9 and one of its
contractors have been recognized for outstanding performances in the construction
field following resurfacing projects in Adams, Scioto and Lawrence counties.
ODOT District 9’s Construction Department and the Shelly Company have received
the 2013 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award in the General Paving
category from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) for resurfacing
projects on state Route 125 in Adams County and S.R. 140 in Scioto and
NAPA’s awards program recognizes continuous
improvement in all aspects of asphalt operations. As described on NAPA’s web site, www.asphaltpavement.org,
projects submitted for a Quality
in Construction Award are evaluated by pavement engineers at the National
Center for Asphalt Technology (NACT) who assign each project a score based on
the contractor’s ability to meet specifications on the finished pavement.
For the first time in
2013, NAPA began to recognize the best general pavements constructed and
submitted for a Quality in Construction award. The Larry H. Lemon Award honors the 10 highest-scoring projects in the nation
in the general paving category, projects using less than 50,000 tons of
asphalt, as determined in the NCAT review.
“It is indeed an honor to have not just one, but two of only ten
projects in the country recognized for quality construction in the field of
asphalt paving,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson. “I
congratulate our crews and the contractors for their efforts to deliver
successful projects that not only preserve our transportation network, but
also serve the traveling public well.”
During last year’s construction season, crews
from the Shelly Company completed resurfacing projects on S.R. 125, between
County Road 5 (Weaver Road) and the Adams-Scioto County line, and on S.R.
140, beginning at the Portsmouth corporation in Scioto County and continuing
through Lawrence County.
Leading the 9.77-mile resurfacing project on S.R. 125 for ODOT were Chad
Mitten, Blaine Bradds, Rick Shreffler and Mick Foster, and ODOT’s
construction team for the 16.5-mile project on S.R. 140 in Scioto and
Lawrence counties included Victor Picciano, Nathan Wagner and Scott Burcham.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio
1-888-819-8501, ext. 7748834, toll free in Ohio