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The Larry H. Lemon Awards
Another trial was the variable
widths of the inside lane and
shoulder, which varied between 4
and 9 feet, Johns said. "We added a
hard extension to the left-hand side
of the paver so that we could catch
everything," Johns said. "When we
got into the wide areas where it was
a 9-foot shoulder, we actually had to
move over on the mainline, just so
we could get onto the shoulder for
that last foot."

WIREGRASS
CONSTRUCTION CO. INC.
National Peanut Festival
National Peanut Festival
Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Ariton, Ala.

The National Peanut Festival (NPF)
in Dothan, Ala., is a yearly event
held to honor local peanut farmers
and to celebrate the harvest season.
The fair offers a little something for
everyone - rides, food, agriculture
displays and shows, farm animal
competitions, concerts, and more.
The fair is held each fall and
averages more than 200,000
attendees, which means there are a
large number of cars to park for the
10-day event.
"Since the fairgrounds moved to
the current property in 2000, we
relied on dry weather with grass
fields for parking and some dirt/
gravel main roads to get to the
parking areas," said Jason Rudd, NPF
President. "In 2015, 8 to 10 inches
of rain caused an unprecedented

muddy mess for our guest parking
lots, which we decided to close. We
had to quickly scramble to hire up
to 40 charter buses - and spent over
$100,000 - to shuttle our guests from
offsite parking."
That's when Wiregrass
Construction was hired to pave
177,000 square yards - roughly 37
acres - for 4,000 paved parking spaces
and travel roads leading to the fair.
"The intent of the owner was to
pave as much area as possible with
an inexpensive paving build up and
limited budget to accommodate
vehicular parking," said Rodney
Hendrix, South Alabama Area
Manager for Wiregrass Construction
"The pavement build up was 6 inches
of granular soil base, prime coat, and
1.5 inches of asphalt. The thin lift of
424 Superpave made the finishing of
the base extremely critical."
The project included an
underground storm water pipe system
and detention area, as well as five
additional paved access areas to the
festival site, Rudd said. The extensive
project was completed just before the
opening of the 2017 festival. "We
knew the paving would cut out a lot
of dust created from the former grass
parking, provide safer walk areas,
allow for lots of extra handicap spaces,
and also allow each fairgoer a better
experience," Rudd said. "Now, if it
rains, the show can continue." AP

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E. D. Etnyre & Co.

Access to The National Peanut Festival is easier and improved thanks to 4,000 parking spaces paved
by Wiregrass Construction Co. Inc.

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800-995-2116
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President’s Perspective
Industry News
Tools for the Trade
Meet the Chairman: Craig Parker
How to Host an Effective Congressional Site Tour
Quality in Construction: The Sheldon G. Hayes Award
Quality in Construction: The Larry H. Lemon Awards
Quality in Construction: The Ray Brown Airport Award
NAPA Quality in Construction Awards
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
Perspectives
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