During the 58th Annual Convention of the International Slurry Surfacing Association held February 17-21, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas, the ISSA Excellence in Pavement Preservation Award was presented to the Utah Department of Transportation for their 2020 pavement preservation program.
Established in 2015 and first awarded in 2016, the ISSA Award for Excellence in Pavement Preservation recognizes and honors public officials, engineering firms or agencies that have made outstanding contributions to the Pavement Preservation industry.
The award is presented to an Owner/Agency or Engineering firm that has been a champion in the promotion, use and success of pavement preservation applications represented by ISSA (slurry surfacing, micro surfacing, chip seal, cape seal and crack treatment).
Utah Department of Transportation recognized that State Route 9 in Hurricane, UT needed to be treated with the right treatment at the right time. UDOT was able to save thousands of dollars while still improving performance and extending the life of the road.
In 2019, UDOT Cape Seal project on SR 9 included 460,000 square yards of scrub seal and 515,000 square yards of micro surfacing as well as incidentals including pedestrian ramps, signs, striping, HMA patching, and rumble strips. The project included both day and night work. At least a single lane in each direction had to be maintained open at all times due to the heavy traffic volumes. This was the first scrub seal completed for the State of Utah.