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2006 – ACPA Gold Winner

2006 – ACPA National Award for Excellence in Concrete Pavement

2006 Gold Winner  Overlays Highway Category

Project:                                Resurfacing of Route I-86 in the towns of Olean and Hinsdale in Catt. Co.  N.Y

Contractor:                         Surianello General Concrete Contractors Inc

Owner:                                 New York State Department of Transportation-Region 5

Engineer:                             New York State Department of Transportation-Region 5

This test project aims to identify the most economical and long-term-performing concrete pavement reconstruction techniques. Over the next six years, the state will monitor different test sections of different longitudinal and transverse joint designs using sensors in each of three concrete overlay test sections. The 9-in. concrete pavement was prepared using three different methods. They were: rubblization, crack and seal, and no treatment. The results will be incorporated into the New York calibration efforts of the new AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide.

Overcoming weather-related challenges, modifications to the sensor and joint placement plan, and taking care not to disturb the sensors and joints were the result of close coordination and resulted in a quality test site for New York State.

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2006 Gold Winner  Municipal Streets & Intersections (>30,000 SY) Category

Project:                                Route 7 Crosstown Arterial reconstruction and resurfacing in the towns of  Niskayuna, Rotterdam, and City of Schenectady  N.Y

Contractor:                         Surianello General Concrete Contractors Inc

Owner:                                 New York State Department of Transportation-Region 1

Engineer:                             New York State Department of Transportation-Region 1

Replacing the existing pavement – a concrete base topped with a failing asphalt overlay – with new concrete pavement was no easy task. Maintaining traffic flow was a priority on this heavily-commuted cross-town arterial, which also is bordered by a large number of businesses. The New York State DOT’s Region 1 selected high early strength concrete, in lieu of an asphalt design, to expedite opening to traffic. This project also was the agency’s largest road application of precast concrete slabs, requiring additional innovation in scheduling to accommodate all the different phases.

The project team overcame these challenges to complete the pavement on time, providing the owner, motorists, and local businesses depending on this route with the benefits of less maintenance and a longer service life.