The Asphalt Pavement Alliance’s Perpetual Pavement Awards (PPAs) celebrate long-life asphalt pavements. Twenty-six awards in three categories were announced in May.
PPAs By Performance are awarded for high-performing asphalt pavements that are at least 35 years old, have not suffered a structural failure and have an average interval between resurfacing of no less than 13 years.
The 2021 PPA: By Performance winners are:
•Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), North Region, for a 42-year-old 4-mile section of U.S. 72 (AL 2) in Jackson County.
•Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) for a 43-year-old 5.38-mile section of AR 9 in Stone County.
•Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for a 61-year-old 2.56-mile section of SR60 in Pinellas County.
•Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) State Highway Administration for a 48-year-old, 4.99-mile section of I-68 in Allegany County.
•Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) for a 43-year-old 3.25-mile section of U.S. 82 from Oktibbeha County Line to 0.5 miles east of Catalpa Creek Bridge in Lowndes County.
•Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) for a 59-year-old 4.68-mile section of N-1 in Cass County.
•Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) for a 41-year-old 2.276-mile section of SR 659, N. McCarran Blvd., from Mae Anne Ave. to N. Virginia St. in Washoe County.
•New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) for a 53-year-old 3.3-mile section of I-287 in Morris County.
•Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), District 8, for a 53-year-old 2.64-mile section of I-275 in Hamilton County.
•Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), District 4-0, for a 56-year-old 2.78-mile section of SR 3022 in Luzerne County.
•South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) for a 45-year-old 4-mile section of I-95 in Jasper County.
•Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for a 43-year-old 2.55-mile section of SR 50 in Maury County.
•Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for a 48-year-old 8.92-mile section of I-20 in Callahan County.
•Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for a 69-year-old 4.39-mile section of SR 7 in Pierce County.
Perpetual Pavement design recognizes newly designed and constructed asphalt roads built over new or reconditioned subgrade that meet strict Perpetual Pavement criteria.
The 2021 PPA: By Design winners are:
•Arkansas Department of Transportation for I-49, Section 29, in Benton County.
•California Department of Transportation for a 67 lane mile section of I-5 in Sacramento county.
•Iowa Department of Transportation for a 4-mile section of IA 100 from Covington Rd. to just east of Edgewood Rd. in Linn County.
•Kansas Department of Transportation for a 4.08-mile section of U.S. 281 in Russell County.
•Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration for a 3.86-mile section of MD 100 in Anne Arundel County.
•Washington State Department of Transportation for the 4.25mile westbound widening of SR 502 in Clark County.
PPA By Conversion honors new asphalt roads constructed over an existing road that meet strict Perpetual Pavement criteria.
The 2021 PPA: By Conversion winners are:
•Arkansas Department of Transportation for a 6.11-mile section of I-530, Section 5, in Jefferson County.
•California Department of Transportation for 18 lane miles of I-5 in Tehama County.
•Illinois Department of Transportation for a 9.5-mile Extended Life HMA/Rubblizationproject on I-70 in Clark County.
•Piatt County for a 4.95-mile section of Monticello Rd. (County Hwy. 4) in Piatt County, Ill.
•Virginia Department of Transportation for approximately 2.65 miles of an Appomattox Bypass Rubblization project on Rte. 460 in the Lynchburg District.
•Washington State Department of Transportation for 2.41 miles of Pavement Rehab on I-5 Southbound in King County.
For additional information about each of the projects, visit driveasphalt.org.