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RECYCLING MATERIALS SECTION

A High-Quality
Pavement Partnership

Respect and reclaimed materials
construct value
By Martha K. Silver

The intersection of U.S. HIghway 11 and Edwards Lake Road in Birmingham, Ala.

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n Birmingham, Alabama's
northeastern area, a
confluence of U.S. Highway
11, Edwards Lake Road, and
Interstate 459 had for some
time now exceeded its design
capacity for traffic volume. The
ever-expanding population of
neighboring Trussville coupled with
exponential retail growth, access to
Saint Vincent's East Hospital, and
increased demand for interstate
access combined to overwhelm the
roadways' original design criteria.
Efficient traffic flow, especially
during peak hours, became further
impeded as a direct result of left
turn movements in all directions
overflowing into through lanes.
By removing a narrow concrete
median island on U.S. 11 and
utilizing existing shoulders for

additional width, all protected left
turn phases were increased from one
to two lanes, allowing traffic to stack
side by side, doubling the capacity
for these phases. Existing on and
off ramps from I-459 were also
widened at the intersections with
U.S. 11 from one lane to two lanes
to accept the new lines of traffic.
On-ramps eventually merge the two
on-coming lanes into one stream
before entering the acceleration
lanes, and traffic leaving the
interstate is allowed to expand
from a single stream to several
lanes as it nears the corresponding
signalized intersections.
Dunn Construction Co. Inc.
of Birmingham, Alabama, won
a Quality in Construction (QIC)
Award for its widening of turn
lanes on Edwards Lake Road,

rehabilitation of the asphalt
pavement on U.S. 11, and the
asphalt overlay of the concrete
ramps on and off I-459.
"I think the job turned out
wonderfully," Alabama Department
of Transportation (ALDOT) Project
Manager Charles Hays said. "The
ride is excellent, and it looks great."
Many QIC Award winners
credit their company and crew's
commitment to providing a highquality pavement as the foundation
for their success. Founded in
1878, Dunn Construction bases
its success on values that have
been carried down through five
generations. Fourth-generation
and Dunn Construction Vice
President and General Manager
Evans Dunn explains, "As the
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017

Chairman’s Commentary
Industry News
Back to Basics: Plants and Pavings
NAPA Launches Emerald Eco-Label Tool
Recycled Materials: 2015 RAP/RAS/WMA Survey Results
A High-Quality Pavement Partnership
Making the Jump From 15 Percent to 40 Percent RAP
One Secret to High Quality Pavements
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - Chairman’s Commentary
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - Back to Basics: Plants and Pavings
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - NAPA Launches Emerald Eco-Label Tool
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - Recycled Materials: 2015 RAP/RAS/WMA Survey Results
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - A High-Quality Pavement Partnership
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - Making the Jump From 15 Percent to 40 Percent RAP
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