King Asphalt, Inc. recognized with the
2020 ROADS & BRIDGES/ARRA Recycling Award
From Left to Right: Brian Budzynski, Doug Limbaugh, Michael Crenshaw, Brian Crenshaw, Loyd Ames and Jack Ward
SOMETIMES, WHEN IT COMES TO PROJECT DESIGN, YOUR CONTRACTOR KNOWS BEST. In the case of the planned rehabilitation of 7 miles of U.S. Highway 123 in Pickens County, South Carolina, the South Carolina DOT (SCDOT) quickly acceded to a largescale change suggested by contractor King Asphalt—one that would completely reenvision both the scope of the project and the quality of the resulting rehabilitation, and earned the 2020 ROADS & BRIDGES/ARRA Recycling Award for Full-Depth Reclamation. “This project was originally bid as a patch, mill, widen, and pave,” King Asphalt President Mike Crenshaw told ROADS & BRIDGES. “There were approximately 200,000 sq yd of pavement out there. Over half the pavement was severely deteriorated and needed some type of repair. SCDOT had only 35,000 sq yd of full-depth patching available for the project. The project would then be widened by 2 ft on the inside and outside shoulders, milled, and an intermediate layer would be placed followed by a surface layer. That’s the way it was originally bid.” King quickly ascertained that such a limited scope would not achieve SCDOT’s ultimate goal of road restoration. “The problem with that,” Crenshaw went on, “was that the entire right lane, both to and from, was completely falling apart. It was impossible to ﬁgure out where to start and stop patching. Knowing that, and having done other sections adjacent to this project, we felt that there had to be a better approach to repairing this road. This was when the thought of cold in-place reclamation (CIR) for this project was born. We formulated a plan and presented a no-cost-change order, value-engineered redesign to SCDOT. They liked it and they took it, which meant we were able to treat the entire roadway, instead of just those 35,000 yd of patchwork. The entire road got rebuilt.”
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2016 SCAPA QUALITY PAVEMENT AWARD
SC HIGHWAY 133 PROJECT, LAKE KEOWEE, SC
The Quality Pavement Award recognizes asphalt pavements with exemplary quality. The nominees for this award are evaluated for outstanding quality control at the plant as well as providing a superb, smooth roadway for the traveling public. The judges selected two deserving winners for 2016. SC Highway 133 was the first recipient of the 2016 Quality Pavement Award. King Asphalt performed the work which was administered by SCDOT District 3. SC Highway 133 is set in upstate SC, adjacent to Lake Keowee. The 11.95-mile project required 10” full depth reclamation and a single lift of Surface Type B. The 19,000 plus tons of mix had excellent quality data. King Asphalt provided a superior quality product that yielded a smooth ride which earned it a 2016 Quality Pavement Award.
2016 SCAPA PROJECT DELIVERY AWARD
PERIMETER RD., GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC
The Project Delivery Award highlights projects that were completed in a timely and efficient manner, and the owner/agency was extremely pleased with the expedited delivery of the project. This year’s recipients are King Asphalt and SC Department of Transportation (SCDOT) District 3 for the Perimeter Road Project in Greenville County. After years of aging and deterioration, Perimeter Road became a reconstruction candidate that required full depth reclamation and an asphalt overlay. Prior to work, King Asphalt met with SCDOT, Greenville County, City of Greenville and many others to develop a plan to deliver Perimeter Road as quick and efficient as possible, while maintaining access to vital access during peak business hours.