The Perpetual Pavement Award is presented by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance and recognizes long life asphalt pavements. These national awards are given to owners of asphalt pavements that are at least 35 years old and have never had a structural failure. The average interval between resurfacing of each winning pavement must be no less than 13 years, and no more than 4 inches of pavement can be added to the original design. The road must demonstrate the characteristics expected from long-life asphalt pavements: excellence in design, quality in construction and value for the traveling public.
Awards to be awarded in 2017
Florida Department of Transportation for a six-lane, divided-median section of I-75/SR 93 in Alachua County from MP 0 to 9.27.
Florida Department of Transportation’s SR 44 in Lake County from the intersection of CR 437 to the Volusia County line — between MP 7.82 and 24.08.
The Florida Department of Transportation for a portion of State Route A1A in Brevard County from MP 27.89 to 30.13. The road was built in the 1930s or 1940s and completely reconstructed in 1959 to widen it. SR A1A had only one asphalt overlay in 1992.
The Florida Department of Transportation for a section of State Road 55/U.S. 19 in Levy County, from the Citrus County line to State Road 121.
The Florida State Department of Transportation for a 13.2-mile section of State Route 997 in Miami-Dade County.
The Florida Department of Transportation for a 4.3-mile section of northbound Florida State Road 45/U.S. Highway 41 in Sarasota County.