Ohio State University Airport Runway 9R-27L

Each year at its Annual Meeting, Flexible Pavements of Ohio (FPO) recognizes projects that demonstrate exceptional quality in asphalt pavement construction. These awards represent a diverse spectrum of pavement types from Ohio's interstate system with some of the highest traffic volumes in the nation, to low volume rural roadways, to airport runways, and commercial facilities.

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Shelly and Sands, Inc. and the OSU Airport

Project consisted of the milling of the existing one-mile runway and stabilization of the base and the resurfacing using 34,000 tons of asphalt. FAA specification project with strict grade and elevation requirements. Contractor utilized a a paver with a 25-foot screed paving a continuous one-mile pass for eight consecutive days until completing the project. Superior joint construction resulting in a well knit with good alignment. Project received a 2010 NAPA Quality in Construction Award.