NAPA 2013 Quality in Construction Award
Midsouth Paving, Inc. an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Dothan, Ala. wins NAPA 2013 Quality in Construction award for the following:
- Work on State Route 103 in Houston and Geneva counties, Alabama. The company planned carefully to handle project challenges, including planning and resurfacing the road in Slocomb, Ala., to eliminate typical pavement breaks. To accommodate time and weather issues, the company scheduled asphalt pavement around the laying of the drain pipe. APAC Mid-South incorporated green paving techniques, using reclaimed asphalt pavement in the project mixes.
- Work on 4.9 miles of U.S. Route 431 in the historic section of Eufaula, Ala. Project challenges included the need to keep traffic moving, especially where the four-lane road narrows to a two-lane divided highway. Throughout construction, Midsouth Paving was careful to preserve the canopy of old oaks, plantation mansions, and landscaped areas in this district. It also incorporated green paving techniques, using reclaimed asphalt pavement into the project mixes.
- Work on State Route 15 in Pike County, Alabama. The schedule for this mill-and-overlay job was complicated by the reconfiguring of storm drains, placement of under drains, weather conditions, widening of dirt shoulders, and the need to employ a flagman for the railroad crossing. The company included green paving techniques into the project, using mixes that included 20 to 25 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement.
- Mill and overlay of U.S. Route 84 in Houston County, Alabama. Work also included the removal of existing crossovers, construction of new turn lanes and crossovers, and the installation of 30-inch curb and gutter. Traffic control was a challenge because the road tied into one of the busiest intersections on Ross Clark Circle, which serves the Southeast Alabama Medical Center. The company used warm-mix asphalt, reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled asphalt shingles in the mix.