Louisville Paving and Construction recently attended the National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) 64th Annual Meeting in Marco Island, Fla and are proud to announce they’re the recipient of three prestigious awards.

The first is a 2018 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award which is a top award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award recognizes the 10 highest-scoring projects submitted for a Quality in Construction Award in the General Paving (less than 50,000 tons) category. The award is sponsored by Asphalt Contractor magazine.

Louisville Paving and Construction Co. won the award for its work on the mill and overlay of Shelbyville Road in Jefferson County, Kentucky. The company incorporated sustainable paving practices into the project, using close to the maximum allowable percentage of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the project mixes. This conserved virgin aggregate and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Louisville Paving & Construction Co. produced a high-quality, smooth-riding asphalt pavement.

The other two awards were 2018 Quality in Construction Awards which are national awards for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. All contractor’s projects earning a Quality in Construction award are measured against best practices designed to live up to that commitment,” said 2018 NAPA Chairman Craig Parker. “Earning the Quality in Construction Award demonstrates that Louisville Paving & Construction Co. has met or exceeded these rigorous standards.”

Louisville Paving and Construction Co. won the first of these two awards for its work on the mill and overlay of I-64 in Shelby County, Kentucky. The company used intelligent compaction technology to achieve a smooth pavement with consistent density for this high-speed, multi-lane interstate. All of the asphalt mix designs for this pavement included close to the maximum allowable reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the asphalt mixes, a sustainable paving practice that reduces the greenhouse gas emissions and conserves virgin aggregates. The company produced a high-quality, smooth road.

The second of these awards was for their work on US 53 in Lagrange, Ky. This project was new road construction that used immeasurable amounts of additional rock materials than was originally bid. The site was impassable before construction began,
so rock investigation could not accurately take place. Many streams coursed through the project, and historical rainfall often delayed construction. The completed road
yielded high field test results and praise from the community at large.

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt producer/contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities. The association provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members; supplies product information to users and specifiers of paving materials; and conducts training courses. The association, which counts more than 1,100 companies as members, was founded in 1955.