The Asphalt Pavement Alliance developed the prestigious Perpetual Pavement awards to recognize long-life asphalt pavements in the U.S. and honor asphalt pavements demonstrating outstanding design and construction.
Many owners are recognizing the benefits associated with converting existing roads to perpetual ones. The APA accepts nominations for roads that have been converted to meet Perpetual Pavement design criteria. The nominations are reviewed and approved by the National Center for Asphalt Technology and receive the Perpetual Pavement Award: By Conversion.
The APA’s Perpetual Pavement Award program is proud to recognize new asphalt roads constructed over an existing road that meet Perpetual Pavement criteria. For 2022, PPAs: By Conversion were awarded to six state departments of transportation (DOTs).
Winning agencies are honored by their state asphalt pavement association and are presented with an engraved crystal obelisk.
One key indicator of quality in construction is a smooth, long-life pavement. Long-life asphalt pavements serve the community, reduce the money needed for maintenance, and conserve raw materials, ultimately leading to a truly sustainable structure that exemplifies the triple bottom line.