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Lifetime Pavement Recognition Award

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  • Previously known as the Lifetime Pavement Longevity Award and presented in different pavement markets, this award was first created in 1994. Currently known as the Liftetime Pavement Recognition Award, this distinguished service award is presented to the pavement deemed most deserving by the ACPA Strategic Advisory Committee.
  • Presented to the agency owner of an in-service concrete pavement that has demonstrated exceptional performance and service to its local community, state, and users.
  • Nominations may be made by any member.
  • Selected by vote of the Strategic Advisory Committee.

Also see other ACPA Awards.


  • 2018 - The City of Boulder, CO, was in recognized with an award for a four-block section of Mapleton Avenue, a location of great importance to a vibrant city. Built in 1927, and with minimal maintenance since, the concrete pavement stands as an exceptional and durable example of concrete put to the test.
  • 2018 - Florida DOT, District 5, for Woodland Boulevard in DeLand, FL. The concrete pavement designated as US 17/92 and Woodland Boulevard, extends the entire north-south length of the City of DeLand, and remains in excellent condition as it approaches eight decades of service.
  • 2017 — California Interstate 10 (Ontario to Colton Freeway) Presented to the Caltrans, District 8, in reconginition of the 10-mile section of concrete pavement built in 1947 and still in use in 2017.
  • 2016 — The City of San Antonio for Belknap Place, the oldest concrete pavement in the State of Texas. Located in the Monte Vista Historic District of San Antonio, was placed in 1914, the pavement employed an innovative, patented process called “Granitoid.”
  • 2015 — Westminster Avenue between 1300 East & 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT. Westminster Avenue was among the first concrete streets ever built by the city, having been constructed in 1916. It serves as a testament to the longevity of concrete pavements, carrying traffic just as it did nearly one hundred years ago.
  • 2014 — Renner Field, Goodland, Kans. in recognition of the Runway 12/30 Whitetopping at Renner Field. This exceptional facility was first constructed in 1965 and overlaid with 6 in. of concrete in 1974. One of the first two airport whitetopping projects in the United States, this is one of the earliest airport pavement systems to use slipform paving equipment.
  • 2013 — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in recognition of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, “America’s First Super Highway,” and its standing as the first limited access, high-speed facility in the United States. The award also recognizes the legacy of this unrivaled facility, which is that it served as the blueprint for the U.S. Interstate Highway System.
  • 2012 - Forbes Field Runway 13-31 – For outstanding longevity and service, and the unique overlay design that has extended pavement life since 2005. The hallmark of concrete pavements is long life and durability, and Forbes Field has certainly lived up to this tradition of excellence.
  • 2011 - Scott Street, Springfield, MO – In recognition of more than 87 years of high-quality, low-maintenance service to the road users, citizens and taxpayers of Springfield. The concrete pavement on Scott Street remains a legacy to the sound decision of a citizen-led effort to build roads in the city through self-imposed taxes.
  • 2010* - Interstate 79 -Section M10, Washington County, Pennsylvania – Presented to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering District 12-0. In recognition of outstanding performance for providing more than 20 years of zero-maintenance service to road users, citizens and taxpayers of Pennsylvania. This concrete pavement has stood the test of time and is a testament to the durability and longevity of concrete and the importance of quality construction and design.
  • 2008 - Belknap Place, San Antonio, Texas (Streets & Roads); Sagtikos State Parkway, NY (Highways); Washington Dulles International Airport (Airports)
  • 2007 - Interstate 176, located between Reading and Morgantown, PA (Highways)
  • 2006 - Interstate 29, Monona County, Iowa Department of Transportation (Highways); Cemetery Road, Eddyville, Mahaska County, IA(Streets & Local Roads); Runway 13/31 at Iowa’s Storm Lake Municipal Airport (Airports)
  • 2005 - Shuttle Landing Facility, Kennedy Space Center, FL (Airports)
  • 2004 - State Route 17 into Hollywood, Habersham County, Georgia DOT (Highways); Lawrence County Airport, Courtland, AL(Airports)
  • 2003 - Huron & North 2nd Streets, City of Sheboygan, Wisconsin (Streets & Local Roads); State Route 522 South Shade Gap, PennDOT-Engineering District 9-0 (Highways)
  • 2002 - B Street, Salt Lake City, Utah DOT (Streets & Local Roads); I-26 40-year Concrete Pavement in South Carolina (Highways)
  • 2001 - Yalecrest Neighborhood, Salt Lake City, Utah (Streets & Local Roads); I-55, Benton to Sikeston, MO, Missouri Department of Transportation (Highways)
  • 2000 - I-285 Dekalb County, Georgia Department of Transportation (Highways)
  • 1999 - Historic Route 66, Oklahoma Department of Transportation (Highways); Sixth & Seventh Streets, City of Duluth, Minnesota (Streets & Local Roads)
  • 1994 - Runway 8R/26L at Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport (Airports)


* In 2010, the ACPA longevity award was consolidated and renamed Lifetime Pavement Recognition Award; the award presentation alternates by market (highway, streets, and airports).