Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2016 - (Page 52)
Larry H. Lemon Awards
The top ten general paving projects in 2015
By Mary Ann Melody
n the asphalt business, each paving
opportunity provides a chance for
companies to flex their paving muscle
and show that quality really does
This year's winners of the Larry H. Lemon
Quality in Construction Award are proof that
whether a company is paving residential roads,
a church parking lot, or the interchange of
a major interstate, superior workmanship is
In 2013, NAPA created the Larry H.
Lemon Award, recognizing the 10 highestscoring projects submitted for a Quality in
Construction Award in the general paving
(less than 50,000 tons) category.
The award is named after Larry H. Lemon
of Haskell Lemon Construction in Oklahoma
City, who served 18 years faithfully on
the Awards Committee, before serving as
Chairman of NAPA in 2010, prior to his
retirement. Larry was instrumental in the
creation of the rating system for the Quality
in Construction Awards, which require
qualitative analysis using data and test results
to determine the winners.
These "smaller" contract jobs often provide
the bread-and-butter that help companies
thrive. No matter the size of the job, it's the
caliber of work that really merits recognition.
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Barrett Paving used sonic averaging skis to achieve a superior ride.
BARRETT PAVING MATERIALS INC.
I-75 in Piqua
This 2-inch mill-and-fill project began in late August 2015
on a 3.8-mile busy stretch of highway in Piqua, Ohio. All
work was completed at night between the hours of 7 p.m.-
6 a.m., under a single lane closure on I-75, which runs
north to south in the western part of the state.
"This is a two-lane section of I-75, so we worked
in one lane and maintained traffic in the other," said
Donald Cash, Construction Manager with Barrett
Paving Materials. "The work zone was very tight with a
tremendous amount of truck traffic at night."
Barrett Paving employees worked diligently to ensure a
successful project, he said. Everyone from the traffic crew
setting up the work zones, to the milling and paving crews
did an exceptional job, Cash added.
"The milling crew corrected many rideability issues by
completing variable depth milling," Cash said. "The paving
crew used sonic averaging skis to achieve a superior ride.
This project did not have a rideability specification on
it, but we are sure that we would have received incentive
money if it would have."
Cash also attributes the company's perfect safety
record and no injuries to Barrett Paving's careful set up
and maintenance of the traffic zone. Barrett Paving used
23,500 tons of asphalt to complete the job, which took
just over one month to mill and pave. Striping and raised
pavement markers were completed in the beginning
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2016
Meet the Chairman
Build Your Sustainable Future
NAPA Quality in Construction Awards High Scores, Smooth Rides
Airstrip Overlay Proves Army Strong
Paved Routes to Success
Quality in Construction Award Winners
Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2016