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. During its inaugural year, PPAs: By Conversion were awarded to five state departments of transportation (DOTs) and one local agency road owner. This is only the second time since the PPA program began in 2001 a municipal roadway was reconginized.
Winning agencies are honored by their local 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,” said Amy Miller, P.E., National Director of the APA. “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."