U.S. 50 Resurfacing
Project Wins Construction Awards
District’s construction department,
contractor recognized by NAPA, FPO
Chillicothe (Monday, May 22, 2017) - 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.
to NAPA’s web site, 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 – and projects earning a Quality in Construction Award are measured
against industry standards and best practices.
addition to the NAPA award, the construction staff and their 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.
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