The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has received two construction awards, which include one for using recycled materials and another for long-lasting pavement work. Both were presented during the South Carolina Transportation Commission’s April meeting.
The Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association (ARRA) gave SCDOT Secretary Christy A. Hall its Richard E. Lowell President’s Award, recognizing her for “outstanding contribution to the asphalt recycling and reclaiming industry, her dedication to the advancement of highway rehabilitation technology, and her boundless commitment to the Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association.”
ARRA gives this award periodically to those advancing the association’s goals and to “promote the growth and technological advances of the industry.” It has only been awarded two times in the past decade.
The association says SCDOT does more asphalt reclamation than any other state in the United States or any province in Canada. The agency recycled 4 million square yards of asphalt in the past year, and 8 million square yards since 2006. Last year, SCDOT let more than 8.7 million square yards of full depth reclamation and more than 20 million square yards over the past six years.
The Asphalt Pavement Alliance also recognized SCDOT with a Perpetual Pavement Award for a 6.53-mile portion of I-20. The award is presented to pavements that were “designed and built with outstanding care and exceptional quality” that creates a “long-lasting pavement.”