Tilcon Wins Six NAPA National Awards for Quality in Asphalt Paving
Six Tilcon construction projects have been awarded a prestigious Quality in Construction Award by the National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement.
The Quality in Construction Awards compare nominated asphalt pavement projects against best practices and standards and honor those which exemplify excellence in construction standards.
The following Tilcon projects won for 2013:
Newark Liberty International Airport Taxiways A, B, D and PA. This 20 stage mill-and-overlay rehabilitation project was completed in seven day increments and also included replacing taxiway lighting fixtures, guard-bar fixtures and other structures. Tilcon met stringent density, joint, grade and rideability requirements and credits good partnering among contractors, engineers, airport operations, tenants and the Federal Aviation Administration as a key to the project's success.
Skyline Drive, Ringwood, NJ. Tilcon was asked to use a 12.5 stone-matrix asphalt mix on this project, which had never been used on a county road before. This mix was chosen to help increase driver safety on a steep and winding road. The paving was completed in two nights, the first night with alternating traffic conditions and the second night with the road closed to traffic.
State Route 63, Palisades Park, NJ. This mill-and-overlay project is in a very congested area - 1 mile from the George Washington Bridge. The company used reclaimed asphalt pavement in the mixes, a green paving technique that reduced the amount of virgin materials required for the project and kept material out of the landfill. Tilcon maintained two lanes of traffic during construction, despite paving challenges that included dealing with more than 40 intersections, time restrictions and maintenance obstacles. It produced a smooth quality pavement earning incentive pay for the rideability of the road.
Garden State Parkway near Clifton, NJ. The project had several stages, beginning with the reconstruction of the ramp off US Route 46 and the addition of a longer and wider acceleration lane, followed by a mill-and-fill operation. Tilcon incorporated green paving techniques into the project, using reclaimed asphalt pavement for mixes. That reduced costs, the amount of material going into the landfill and the amount of new materials required for the project. Working only at night, the company maintained a smooth transition between the new and existing pavement during construction and produced a high-quality asphalt pavement for motorists along the Parkway.
County Roads in Warren, NJ. Tilcon used reclaimed asphalt pavement in the mixes, a green paving practice that reduced the need for new aggregates and kept materials out of landfills. Tilcon met the strict pavement compaction and ride smoothness for the project, while maintaining traffic on the rural roads.
US Route 202, Mahwah, NJ. Despite limited working hours on this project, the company completed the paving in two days, minimizing disruptions to traffic on this heavily traveled road. Tilcon incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement into the mixes, a green paving technique that helps keep materials out of landfills and reduces the need for virgin aggregates. Tilcon produced a smooth, high-quality roadway.