|U.S. 40 through Rabbit Ears Pass Image Credit: Google Maps|
The Colorado Department of Transportation won its 2nd Perpetual Pavement Award for a 10.5-mile section of U.S. Route 40 through Rabbit Ears Pass in Grand, Jackson, and Routt counties.
The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) announced the awards earlier this week. The Perpetual Pavement Award recognizes state DOTs and local agencies for quality structural design and well-performing asphalt pavement that is at least 35 years old. The road must not have suffered a structural failure and cannot be resurfaced more frequently than once every 13 years. The award celebrates long-life asphalt pavements, design excellence, quality construction, and value to taxpayers.
The awards were presented by the APA based on evaluations by engineers at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University.
For more information, read the Asphalt Roads News Post.