Record number of DOTs win APA awards for long-lasting asphalt roads

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Updated Jun 8, 2020
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The Asphalt Pavement Alliance reports a record number of state departments of transportation were winners in its annual award to recognize asphalt roads that have withstood decades of vehicle traffic.

To be eligible for the Perpetual Pavement Award, roads must be at least 35 years old, have had no structural failure and have average resurfacing intervals of at least 13 years.

The 2019 award winners are as follows:

  • Alabama Department of Transportation for a 4.9-mile section of a four-lane divided highway on State Route 210/Ross Clark Circle in Houston County. This is the 11th PPA for ALDOT.
  • Arkansas Department of Transportation for a 2.1-mile section of two-lane U.S. Highway 79 (Section 10) in Jefferson County. ARDOT has earned 10 PPAs.
  • Colorado Department of Transportation, Region 3 for a 23-mile section of two-lane State Highway 141 in Mesa County. This is CDOT’s third PPA.
  • Florida Department of Transportation for a 9.4-mile section of a six-lane roadway on Interstate 95 in St. Johns County. This is the 10th PPA for FDOT.
  • Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration for an 8.3-mile section of six-lane Interstate 70 West in Frederick County. MDOT has earned five PPAs.
  • Montana Department of Transportation for a 15-mile section of two-lane U.S. Highway 2 in Roosevelt County. This is the fifth PPA for MDT.
  • Nebraska Department of Transportation for a 5.7-mile section of two-lane U.S. Highway 6 in Hitchcock County. NDOT has earned four PPAs.
  • North Dakota Department of Transportation for an 11.3-mile section of two-lane North Dakota Highway 5 in Pembina County. This is the first PPA for NDDOT.
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for a 2.2-mile section of two-lane State Route 0956 (Segments 50 to 80) in Lawrence County. PennDOT has earned nine PPAs.
  • South Carolina Department of Transportation for a 10-mile section of four-lane Interstate 26 in Calhoun and Lexington counties. This is the eighth PPA for SCDOT.
  • Tennessee Department of Transportation for a 2.3-mile section of four-lane State Route 96 in Rutherford County. This is TDOT’s 15th PPA.
  • Washington State Department of Transportation for a 7.1-mile section of two-lane State Route 12 in Lewis County. WSDOT has earned six PPAs.

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance is a partnership of the Asphalt Institute, the National Asphalt Pavement Association and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations.