Day in the Sun: Shelly Makes Adjustment on Way to Top Paving Award

2013HayesAwardCarlson screeds enable contractor to find success, and in process win the industry’s top award. (From Roads & Bridges)

Sometimes the sun is good for an extra wake-up call. Early on in the I-70 paving project in Licking County, Ohio, Larry Shively saw the UV rays hit a fresh layer of skin and was alarmed at blotches. Segregation was a noticeable issue, and the crew at the Shelly Co. knew something had to be done immediately – even if paving was just at the intermediate phase.

“If you were driving in the morning or in the afternoon, depending on which way the sun was shining, you could catch a glimpse of some segregation,” Shively, a quality-control manager for Shelly, told Roads & Bridges. “So we reacted to it, and the foreman at both the plant and with the paving crew started just paying attention to a little bit more detail.”

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