Commercial Parking Lot

Local paving contractor Brannan Sand & Gravel has been recognized with a “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Award in the Commercial Parking Lot Category for their Amazon Warehouse Parking Lot in Thornton, Colorado. “This award is well deserved and speaks to the commitment to quality from Brannan Sand & Gravel Co. and the excellence in partnering from Fiore and RC Anderson.”  The focus of this $4.6M project was to construct the parking lot and associated street improvements for Amazon’s second warehouse facility in the Denver Metro area.  Total contract time was one year, but the client’s expedited delivery date was achieved in just six and a half months, encompassing placement of over 64,000 tons of asphalt and five different mix designs all assigned for different phases of the project.  There were on average 950 construction employees on site each day, creating a project phasing nightmare to maintain parking while paving. The judge’s scored perfect 10’s in all categories and noted it was one of the best projects they’d ever seen as judges for the awards program. Accepting the award (R to L):  Ryan Fraham (Fiore), Chris Ruth (Brannan), Abe Perez Jr. (Brannan), Garrett Olsen (Brannan), Jim Modafferi (RC Anderson).

Residential Subdivision

The City of Greeley and local paving contractor Martin Marietta have been recognized with a “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Award in the Residential Subdivision Category for their Rolling Hills project in Greeley, Colorado.   This $6.9M project is part of the Keep Greeley Moving Tax that the citizens voted for in 2015 to improve Greeley’s road infrastructure.  The scope of work included extensive patching, curb & gutter replacement, milling, placing geofabric and a 1.5” leveling coarse and a final 2.5” wearing coarse. The judges scored near perfect for both longitudinal and transverse joints, noting “The attention to detail was obvious.  Hand work was beautiful and no visible issues with cold joints.” Accepting the award (R to L):  Abby Glaser (Martin Marietta), Roper Marquiss (Martin Marietta), Pat Hill (City of Greeley), Randy Walrath (City of Greeley), Mike Maestas (Martin Marietta), Dave King (Martin Marietta), Chris Luden (Martin Marietta), Jimmy Salazar (Martin Marietta).

City Street New or Reconstruction

The Town of Castle Rock and local paving contractor Schmidt Construction have been recognized with a “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement  Award in the City Street New or Reconstruction Category for their Lantern Trail Reconstruction project in Castle Rock, Colorado.  This $1.2M project included removal of existing concrete placed in 1984 that was no longer economical to maintain by the Town and reconstruct 4,200 lf of this major collector in asphalt.  The project was divided into eight phases to provide access to neighborhoods and maintain Emergency Vehicle Service.  Through careful planning, communication and execution, Schmidt was able to deliver the project in 65 working days, 15 days ahead of schedule and under budget.  The project received near perfect to perfect scores in all of the criteria and the judges noted “no visible transverse joints, this is an excellent looking project.” Accepting the award (R to L):  Jeff Lawson (Schmidt), Tom Klasing (Schmidt), John Weber (Castle Rock), Antolino Delatorre (Schmidt), Juan Perez (Schmidt), Juan Sierra (Schmidt), Juan Robbles (Schmidt), Michael Briss (Schmidt).

City Street Resurfacing

The City of Fort Collins and local paving contractor Martin Marietta have been recognized with a “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Award in the City Street Resurfacing Category for the City’s Annual Overlay Program.  This project consisted of placing over 37,000 tons of asphalt material as part of Fort Collins 2018 Mill and Overlay program.  2” to 3” mill and overlays were completed across the city. The judges rated the project near perfect scores in all categories with perfect 10s in Overall Appearance and Transverse Joints commenting “The overall appearance is excellent.  Utilities were very flush, quiet, smooth ride.  Definitely an award contender.” Accepting the award (R to L):  Tom Knostman (Ft. Collins), Mike Knox (Ft. Collins), Shelley Richardson (Martin Marietta), Timmy Holtman (Martin Marietta), Deven Becker (Martin Marietta).

Surface Treatment

The City of Cherry Hills Village and local paving contractor Vance Brothers have been recognized with a “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Award in the Surface Treatment Category for the City’s 2018 Surface Treatment Program.   This $378k  project included  placement of chipseals and fog seals along 32 select streets and cul-de-sacs within Cherry Hills Village.  Contract time was twenty days, but Vance Brothers completed the work in just seven days.  The Judges awarded 9’s and 9.5’s in all categories and commented that “the single chip application looked nice and tight with only very minor raveling in the cul-de-sacs, which is difficult with turning vehicles…well done.” Accepting the award (R to L):  Jeremy Clayton (Cherry Hills), Blanca Saldana (Vance Bros.), Jay Goldie (Cherry Hills), Heath Russo (Vance Bros.), Cody Vance (Vance Bros.).

Urban Hot In-Place Recycling

The City of Centennial and local paving contractor Cutler Repaving have been recognized with a “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Award in the Urban In-Place Recycling Category for the City’s Hot In-Place Recycling Program. “This award is well deserved and speaks to the commitment to quality from Cutler Repaving and the excellence in oversight and partnering from the City of Centennial.”  stated Tom Peterson, Executive Director, Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association. The City of Centennial uses the heater repaving process to satisfy Centennial’s ongoing Sustainability Program. Hot In-Place Recycling was performed along two arterial roads, including edge milling followed by heater repaving (recycling the top 1” of existing asphalt and adding an 1.5” overlay of new asphalt.)  This $520k paving operation was accomplished in a single pass, within a single lane closure.  The project was completed ahead of schedule in 23 of the 31 contract days.  Centennial selected In-Place Recycling because it maximized existing pavement materials and minimized costs and traffic disruptions. The judges scored 9’s and 10’s in all of the categories and commented “Overall very impressive results with this process in a busy urban environment.” Accepting the award (R to L):  Michael Terry (Centennial), Todd Gonser (Cutler), Patricia Chacon (Chacon Trucking), Miguel Chacon (Chacon Trucking), Jemmy Henry (Alpha Milling).

Urban Highway Resurfacing

Adams County and local paving Martin Marietta have been recognized with a “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Award in the Urban Highway Resurfacing Category for their Colorado Boulevard Resurfacing project in Adams County, Colorado. “This award is well deserved and speaks to the commitment to quality from Martin Marietta and the excellence in oversight and partnering from Adams County.”  stated Tom Peterson, Executive Director, Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association. For this $7.2M CIP resurfacing project along Colorado Boulevard in Adams County, Martin Marietta was able to secure approval from Adams County and CDOT for a full closure of Colorado Blvd.  thus allowing the milling, patching, paving and shouldering to be completed in just seven working days.  Placement of 64,000 tons of asphalt for the CIP program was completed on a 120-day contract. Additional project support was provided by Colorado Milling,  RoadSafe and Adams County and the project would not have run as smoothly without their contributions. The judges rated the project perfect in Segregation and Transverse Joints commenting “No visible segregation, the tie-ins to the side roads were done well and the striping was done very well.” Accepting the award (R to L):  Kristen Sullivan (Adams County), David Rausch (Adams County), Gordon Stevens (Adams County), Ray Rodriguez (Martin Marietta), Chris Vorhies (Colorado Milling).

 

Urban Highway New or Reconstruction

The City of Commerce City and local paving contractor Aggregate Industries WCR have been recognized with a “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Award in the Urban Highway New or Reconstruction Category for their Tower Road Widening Phase I Project. The scope of this $23.9M project included widening Tower Road from two to four lanes with a raised decorative median.  The scope of work consisted of reconstruction of the existing one lane in each direction and new construction of the additional lane.  Two feet of recycled concrete road base was used in lieu of cement treated base, saving time, money and significantly reduced disruption to the traveling public.  63,000 tons of asphalt was placed and work began in June 2016 and was completed in December 2017 for a total of 540 days. Additional contributions were provided by: -Flatiron Constructors for General Contractor; HDR and Jacobs for engineering designs; Colorado Barricade for signing and striping; American Sign for traffic control; ARS for full depth milling and removal. Accepting the award (R to L):  Andrew Focht (Flatiron), Jesus Moreno (Aggregate Industries), Bob Seader (Aggregate Industries), Roger Tinkleberg (Commerce City).

Rural Highway New or Reconstruction

Boulder County and local paving contractor Brannan Sand & Gravel have been recognized with a “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Award in the Rural Highway New or Reconstruction Category for their James Canyon Flood Repair Project. The scope of this $1.2M project included 4.8 miles of road reconstruction and select stream restoration throughout James Canyon Drive to repair the flood damage that occurred in September 2013.  Kelly Trucking completed the subgrade work and Brannan paved back the roadway with 13,000 tons of asphalt.  Paving began in July 2018 and was completed in August for a total of 31 days.  The working environment was a tight mountain canyon creating challenges for hauling and paving operations, along with other projects going on in the canyon at the same time.  The Jamestown community was very accommodating and appreciative of the work performed. Additional contributions were provided by: Kelley Trucking for general contractor and subgrade work; RoadTrac for profilograph testing to adjust for smoothness. Accepting the award (R to L):  Jeff Langan (Brannan), Colton Coughlin (Boulder County), Andrea Holtorf (Brannan), Abe Perez Jr. (Brannan), Jose Melchor (Brannan), Chris Ruth (Brannan).

Rural Highway Resurfacing

Colorado Department of Transportation Region 4 and local paving contractor Coulson Excavating have been recognized with a “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Award in the Rural Highway Resurfacing Category for their US 34 Flood Repair Project in Big Thompson Canyon. The $198M Big Thompson Flood Repairs project consisted of implementing permanent infrastructure solutions along the US34 corridor after the 2013 flood events that severely damaged the road, hundreds of homes, and several access bridges in the area.  Twenty-three miles of US 34 (from the Devils Backbone in Loveland to Estes Park) required permanent repairs including road embankment, bridge construction, drainage replacement, rock blasting, soil mixing, river rehabilitation and repaving.  109,000 tons of asphalt was placed and due to the high elevation and cold overnight temperatures within the canyon, warm mix was used on the project. Work began in October 2017 and was completed in December 2018 work days. The Award Judges awarded perfect scores in ride quality and segregation and commented “Great overall appearance, didn’t see any segregation in the 20+ miles of the road.  Very close to a perfect mountain paving job.” Accepting the award (R to L): Lucas Thom (Coulson), Charles Knight (Coulson), Matt Coulson (Coulson), Terry Reusink (Coulson), Nate Mares (Kiewit), Mark Hamiliton (RockSol), Monte Malik (CDOT).

Project Delivery

The City of Sheridan, Kraemer North America and local paving contractors APC Construction, Brannan Sand & Gravel and Martin Marietta been recognized with a “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Award in the Project Delivery Category for the City of Sheridan Bond Improvement Project. “This award is well deserved and speaks to the commitment to quality from APC Construction, Brannan Sand & Gravel, Martin Marietta and the excellence in oversight and partnering from Kraemer North America and the City of Sheridan. Truly a very unique and very successful project.”  stated Tom Peterson, Executive Director, Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association. The City of Sheridan is responsible for maintaining approximately 21.5 center line miles of pavement and in 2012 found that many of the city’s roadways were in need of total replacement.  In 2015, City Council placed a bond issue on their November ballot and the residents passed the $32M bond to address Sheridan’s aging infrastructure network over a seven-year period.  When construction began in 2016 the City realized the size and scope of managing such a project and decided to have their project built under a CM/GC contract, selecting Kraemer North America as their contractor. Ultimately 132,000 tons of asphalt was placed on the project. According to Randy Mourning (Director of Public Works) “With the support of City Council, all of our residents and the resources dedicated to this project, the team cut the project schedule in half while still maintaining quality.   Sheridan was very fortunate and was in a unique situation where we addressed all of our city streets within a four-year period.  I don’t ever remember seeing or hearing about a city doing an entire infrastructure rehab at this scale.” Accepting the award (R to L):  FRONT ROW:  Cade MacGregor (Kraemer), Andrea Holtorf (Brannan), Oscar Galvan (Brannan), Councilman Dallas Hall (Sheridan), Mayor Tara Beiter-Fluhr (Sheridan), Brandon Simao (Kraemer), Randy Mourning (Sheridan), Arnie Gomez (Martin Marietta)  BACK ROW:  Brandon Shafer (APC), Luis Gutierrez (APC), Jose Melchor (Brannan), Jorge Semintal (Martin Marietta), Bob Halbert (Kraemer).

CDOT Asphalt Production Award in the 50,000 to 100,000 ton

United Companies a CRH Company of Grand Junction has been recognized with a Colorado Department of Transportation state wide Quality in Asphalt Production Award in the 50,000 to 100,000 ton Category. In 2002, CDOT began to monitor the quality of plant-produced asphalt paving mix from each supplier to their construction program.  The goal with this effort was to identify and acknowledge the asphalt producer who most consistently meets CDOT’s specification requirements.  In 2018, there was approximately 650,000 tons of asphalt materials placed by contractors on state highways.  United Companies produced 60,000 tons of asphalt materials in 2018.  Accepting the award is David Fife (Quality Control Manager for United Companies).

CDOT Asphalt Production Award in the Greater than 100,000 ton

Coulson Excavating Co.  of Loveland has been recognized with a Colorado Department of Transportation state wide Quality in  Category. In 2002, CDOT began to monitor the quality of plant-produced asphalt paving mix from each supplier to their construction program.  The goal with this effort was to identify and acknowledge the asphalt producer who most consistently meets CDOT’s specification requirements.  In 2018, there was approximately 650,000 tons of asphalt materials placed by contractors on state highways.  Coulson produced approximately 140,000 tons of asphalt materials in 2018.   Accepting the award (R to L):  Tyler Marr (Coulson), JD Klein (Coulson), Glenn Forbes (Coulson), Kevin Furst (Coulson).

CDOT Smoothness Asphalt Pavement Award – Category I

Four Corners Materials A CRH Company of Durango has been recognized with a Colorado Department of Transportation state wide for their SH 160 project in La Plata County.  CDOT recognizes the smoothest paving project in each of their three roadway smoothness specification categories.  The awards are based on CDOT’s measured roadway smoothness profile using HRI specification requirements. Smoothness Pavement Category I is for Urban Reconstruction with or without curb and gutter and one layer overlays over an intermediate treatment. This project was located along SH 160 between SH172 and the Town of Bayfield.  The work consisted primarily of placing 10.5 miles of new asphalt pavement over existing pavement. New striping, signing, delineators, guardrail and mailboxes were installed throughout the project. The project had an average HRI of 40.0 and received 92.2% of available smoothness incentive for 21.32 lane miles of paving.  This amounted to $177,098 of an available $192,145.  Accepting the award (R to L): Tim Webb (CDOT), Jeff Bran (Four Corners), Mike Gillette (Four Corners).

CDOT Smoothness Asphalt Pavement Award – Category II

SIMON of Cheyenne, Wyoming has been recognized with a Colorado Department of Transportation state wide Smoothness Asphalt Pavement Award – Category II for their US 85 project north of Greeley. CDOT recognizes the smoothest paving project in each of their three roadway smoothness specification categories.  The awards are based on CDOT’s measured roadway smoothness profile using HRI specification requirements.  Smoothness Pavement Category II is for new construction with or without curb and gutter for more than one layer. This winning project is located along US 85 between Ault and Eaton in CDOT Region 4, including the towns of Ault and Eaton.  The project consisted of full depth reclamation of existing asphalt, rubblization of concrete pavement, milling, grading, drainage, concrete intersections, electrical work, signing, pavement marking, traffic control and asphalt paving. This paving had a final average HRI of 43.1 for 18.64 lane miles, achieving 77.7% of the available smoothness incentive, a total of $130,557.   Accepting the award (R to L):  Anthony Anderson (CDOT), Kyle Rademacher (SIMON), Derek Daniels (SIMON), Gavyn Bates (SIMON), Albert Sisneros (SIMON).

Smoothness Asphalt Pavement Award – Category IV

A & S Construction Company of Cañon City has been recognized with a Colorado Department of Transportation state wide Smoothness Asphalt Pavement Award – Category IV for their SH 59 project in Huerfano County. CDOT recognizes the smoothest paving project in each of their three roadway smoothness specification categories.  The awards are based on CDOT’s measured roadway smoothness profile using HRI specification requirements.  Smoothness Pavement Category IV is applied to; cold recycling without an overlay, thin overlays without an intermediate treatment, heating and scarifying without an overlay, and urban rehabilitation treatments affected by matching existing curb and gutter. This 25-mile project is located on State Highway 69 in Huerfano County and CDOT Region 2.  The work consisted primarily of 36,000 tons asphalt overlay, new guardrail, and guardrail replacement.  The project had an initial ride quality of 151.4 HRI and a final HRI of 72.8 which resulted in an average 52.8% ride improvement.  Accepting the award (R to L):  Chris Robinette (A & S), Josh Ary (A & S), David Tafoya (A & S), Mike Schreiber (CDOT).

2018 Partnership Award

The Colorado Public Works Journal has been recognized with CAPA’s as an outstanding partner to the Asphalt Paving Industry. The award was presented at The Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association’s “Best in Colorado” Quality Awards Dinner held in conjunction with the 46th Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show at the Crowne Plaza – DIA on February 27, 2019. CAPA has been a partner with the Colorado Public Works Journal since the inception of the magazine and together work to produce CAPA’s twice annual The Road Ahead magazine, regular content for the CPWJ Magazine and the annual CAPA Membership Directory. “This award is well deserved and speaks to the Colorado Public Works Journal’s commitment to working together and Industry advancement.”  stated Tom Peterson, Executive Director, Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association.  In recent years CAPA has recognized the Metropolitan Government Pavement Engineer’s Council (MGPEC); The Colorado Association of Road Supervisors and Engineers (CARSE); the American Public Works Association – Colorado Chapter (APWA-CO); and the Colorado DOT with the Partnership Award.

“Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Awards Program nomination forms

25th Annual “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Awards Program nomination forms are updated and ready to download.

The 2019 paving season has begun and projects will be completed at various times throughout the year.

Why wait until the last minute to submit that project you think is an Award Winner?

The form nominating a project for consideration ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

1.) DOWNLOAD NOW! - 26th Annual "Best in Colorado" Award Criteria
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DOWNLOAD NOW! - 26th Annual "Best in Colorado" Nomination forms

3.) IMPORTANT DATES:
Nomination Deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019 (postmarked by the 26th)
The "Best in Colorado" Award winners should be notified on or before approximately February 1, 2020
Awards Dinner and Celebration February 19, 2020