The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recognized six OCA member companies for their work in 2023 in its annual Quality in Construction (QIC) Awards Program. NAPA’s 2023 QIC Awards honored more than 285 projects nationwide – of which more than 50 were in Ohio – that were judged to be examples of top asphalt roadbuilding and rehabilitation projects. Ohio’s winning projects were recognized in the General Paving, Highway Paving, and Airports categories and were selected based on ratings by independent engineers regarding the asphalt’s gradation, asphalt content, air voids, and density.

Here is a listing of the OCA companies and their QIC award-winning projects in the General Paving Category unless noted:

Barrett Paving Materials Inc

  • Interstate 75 & I-275 in Hamilton County
  • State Route 743 & S.R. 749 in Clermont County
  • S.R. 129 in Butler County
  • Various roads in Clermont County
  • Various roads in Miami Township
  • S.R. 741 in Montgomery County
  • N. Fairfield Road in Beavercreek
  • I-75 in Miami County
  • Wilmington Pike in Kettering
  • S.R. 29 in Shelby County
  • I-75 in Hamilton County

Gerken Paving Inc.

  • Sterns Road & Whiteford Center Road in Monroe County (Mich.)
  • S.R. 250 Interchange in Erie County

Bluffton Paving Inc., A Gerken Co.

  • U.S. Route 30 in Hancock County

John R. Jurgensen Co.

  • S.R. 62 in Fayette County
  • S.R. 126 in Butler County
  • I-275/I-74 in Hamilton County
  • S.R. 48 & S.R. 122 in Warren County
  • U.S. 35 in Greene County
  • S.R. 264 in Hamilton County

Kokosing Construction Co. Inc.

  • Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington
  • U.S. 20 in Sandusky County
  • I-71 in Franklin County (Highway)
  • U.S. 224/U.S. 42 in Medina County (Highway)

Shelly & Sands Inc.

  • S.R. 78 in Morgan County
  • Various roads in Marietta
  • I-70 in Belmont County
  • U.S. 50 & S.R. 41 in Ross County
  • S.R. 7 in Trimble County
  • U.S. 35 in Jackson County
  • S.R. 241 & S.R. 764 in Summit County
  • S.R. 170 in Mahoning County
  • U.S. 33 in Franklin County
  • Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport (Airports)

In addition to Shelly & Sands’ QIC recognition, the company was also honored with the Larry H. Lemon Award on two projects:

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  • S.R. 13 & S.R. 550 in Athens County
  • S.R. 513 & S.R. 761 in Guernsey County

The Larry H. Lemon Award recognizes the nation’s top-10 highest-scoring projects featuring less than 50,000 tons of asphalt.

The Shelly Co. – Great Lakes Division

  • Honda Parkway in Marysville
  • County Road 605 in Delaware County
  • S.R. 23 in Franklin County
  • U.S. 52 in Lawrence County
  • S.R. 141 in Gallia County
  • S.R. 674 in Pickaway County
  • S.R. 93 in Lawrence County
  • U.S. 36 in Knox County
  • Various roads in Fultonham Village
  • Tarlton Road in Pickaway County
  • Marne Road in Licking County
  • U.S. 23 in Pike County

The Shelly Co.-Northeast Division

  • Costco in North Canton
  • Various roads in Portage County
  • I-480 in Cuyahoga County
  • U.S. 62 in Stark County
  • S.R. 172 in Paris Twp.
  • I-77 in Twinsburg



Ohio’s Transportation Research Center (TRC) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its high-speed test track. Located in East Liberty, TRC’s 7.5-mile high-speed oval test track is not only the focal point of the 4,500-acre facility but also is the location for many ongoing research studies. TRC is considered one of the nation’s most comprehensive independent vehicle testing facilities. The high-speed test track, which opened in 1974, contains four asphalt lanes on the front straightaway and curves and five asphalt lanes on the back straightaway. The track’s parabolic banking allows for vehicles to reach 140 mph and be tested for mileage accumulation, brake burnishes, coast downs, and fuel economy.

Within the track’s infield are areas for a fuel plaza, electric vehicle (EV) charging station, all-terrain vehicle course, a brake slope and brake soak, durability testing course, off-road mobility and durability course, winding and dynamic handling courses, paved rough road and gravel durable courses, salt spray and bath road, administrative and smart center facilities, and more. The facility provides testing of safety and stability, fuel economy, durability, emissions, noise, crash simulation, and crashworthiness for autonomous and connected mobility of passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, aircraft, off-road, tracked, alternative-fueled vehicles, and vehicle systems.

For more information on TRC Ohio, visit [](

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