Virginia Paving Handles the Wait

2010VirginiaAssisted by a Carlson screed, contractors are able to lay an exceptional mat under unusual conditions.

The Virginia Paving crew stayed cool, calm and collected when a nearby false alarm shut down paving for 90 minutes April 25. A project originally slated for hot mix asphalt (HMA) had the crew sitting mid-pave across the parking lot from an elementary school on Balls Hill Road in Fairfax County when the fire alarm went off. Of course the crew stopped working for emergency personnel to get in and take care of business. Ninety minutes later, seven trucks of material that hadn’’t gotten the “stop production” message sat with warm-mix asphalt (WMA) cooling from 250 to 200 degrees F.

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