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.
State agencies and road owners have recognized the value of owning Perpetual Pavements. The APA accepts nominations for new roads that meet perpetual design. The nominations are reviewed and approved by the National Center for Asphalt Technology and qualifiied projects receive the Perpetual Pavement Award: By Design.
The APA’s Perpetual Pavement Award program is proud to recognize newly designed and constructed asphalt roads built over new subgrade that meet Perpetual Pavement criteria. In 2022, PPAs: By Design were awarded to six state departments of transportation (DOTs) and one turnpike authority. This is only the third time since the PPA program began in 2001 a turnpike was reconginized with a PPA.
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.