Find out who ACPA named as recipients of annual ‘Excellence in Concrete Pavements’ awards
Safety on this project was handled with special care since portions of the work was done adjacent to Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) and Utah Transit Authority (UTA) rail lines, making sure workers and the traveling public were kept safe during the project.
The project was also selected by the Utah DOT to have a test section using non-corrosive dowel bars in the transverse joints, and to date, this test section seems to be performing just as well as steel dowels.
This just shows that UDOT still is one of the leaders in the nation for accepting innovative ideas into their portfolio of work.
About the Excellence Awards Judging
This year the awards represent 14 categories of construction and preservation of concrete pavements used for highways, roadways, airports, and industrial pavement facilities. In all, 30 awards are being presented to 20 contractors from 11 ACPA-affiliated Chapter/State paving associations.
The ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavements awards are made possible, in large measure, because of the generous time commitment of 44 independent judges from across the United States and Canada. The judges each spend many hours reviewing executive summaries, project details, photographs, and other details and aspects of project submittals.
ACPA presents awards in both gold and silver levels. Judging is based on a point system, with independent judges awarding points for quality construction, addressing unique and unusual challenges, innovation, traffic management, and other criteria. In the case of ties, award judges present awards to co-winners.
Source: American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA)