The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced that Duval Asphalt Products Inc. (Duval Asphalt) of Jacksonville, Fla., won three 2022 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. Duval Asphalt was recognized in early February during the association’s 68th Annual Meeting.
“The asphalt pavement industry is committed to building high-quality projects that deliver superior performance to the traveling public. All contractors’ projects earning a Quality in Construction award are measured against best practices designed to live up to that commitment,” said 2022 NAPA Chairman James A. Mitchell. “Earning the Quality in Construction Award demonstrates that Duval Asphalt Products Inc. has met or exceeded these rigorous standards.”
Duval Asphalt won the award for three projects: reconstruction of St. Johns Ave. in Jacksonville, its work on Taxiway D at Northeast Florida Regional Airport and for the mill and overlay of SR 5 (US 1) in St. Johns County.
The company helped improve safety and traffic flow on St. Johns Ave. by constructing two roundabouts and raising the elevation of the roadway to allow for proper stormwater runoff to the new drainage system. Most of this project was milled and resurfaced over two, four-day periods of detours. This enabled Duval Asphalt to perform multiple scopes of work concurrently, reducing disruption to the traveling public while producing a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement.
Duval Asphalt completed the reconstruction and widening of an existing taxiway at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport that services private aircraft hangars. Because the airport is very close to the Intercostal and Atlantic Ocean, the weather was extremely challenging with winds and storms that popped up every day. Duval Asphalt placed two, 2-inch lifts of asphalt on the taxiway, producing a smooth, high-quality pavement.
On SR 5 (US 1), the company reconstructed existing turn lanes and constructed new turn lanes in various locations. The company also installed 25,000 linear feet of new storm drainage in the median to alleviate existing drainage issues and improve traveler safety. The company milled travel lanes at night and paved them back during the day, reducing the impact to motorists.