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Jackson County Roads Honored with ISSA Excellence in Pavement Preservation Award

Friday, March 2, 2018  
Posted by: Ali Mostardo

The 2018 ISSA Award in Pavement Preservation - North America was awarded at the 2018 AEMA-ARRA-ISSA Annual Meeting in Indian Wells, CA, February 20-23, 2018, to ISSA Government Member Jackson County Roads, Oregon. This award is presented to an owner/agency or engineering firm responsible for specifying and managing a pavement preservation program utilizing the applications represented by ISSA.

In 2017, Jackson County Roads opted to slurry seal eight collector sections, 54 residential street sections, and the County EXPO parking lot, encompassing a total of 261,269 square yards, which would typically have been overlaid. Roadway pavement deficiencies included major block and alligator cracking to potholes, requiring patching and crack sealing prior to the application of slurry seal.

This project was the first time Jackson Country Roads had used slurry seal as a preventative maintenance option on its roadways or parking lot. The multiple streets and parking lots were also crack sealed and blade patched prior to application of the slurry seal. ISSA member contractor Blackline, Inc. used a Type II latex modified slurry seal mix design which were based off ASSTM and ISSA Test Procedures and Specifications provided for this project.  Special considerations included safety, traffic control and notifications to residents, schools and business owners.

 Jackson County covers 2,802 square miles and has the sixth largest population of all Oregon counties.  This Jackson County Roads project exemplifies the key components of the beginning of a successful pavement preservation program.

 


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