Winning Bike Path at 11,000 feet
Jun 13, 2013
Congratulations to Columbine Hills Concrete and Asphalt Inc for winning the 2012 Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association award for Best Special Project. The Vail Pass Recreational Trail Project in CDOT District 3 was designed to improve the riding surface, drainage, erosion control, signage and safety while minimizing the maintenance costs and environmental impacts of the path.
This eight mile section of path is located at elevations ranging from 8,000-11,000’ and experiences extreme
weather conditions that can cause damage to the asphalt at a higher than average rate. The resurfacing portion of the project included approximately 8 miles of an 1-1/2” overlay of the existing path. The project was given 25 days to complete and the path could not be closed Friday – Sunday.
Incentives were received on all material and construction quality testing of the 7,415 tons of asphalt – SX 75 PG
58-28 at 20% RAP and using Evotherm warm mix asphalt technology. The mix was produced by Everist Materials of Silverthorne, CO.
Judges noted the paving uniformity and smooth ride as excellent!