The use of recycled materials for road repairs was a major factor in the South Carolina Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) two recent awards from the Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association (ARRA) and the Asphalt Pavement Alliance.
SCDOT received a Perpetual Pavement Award from the Asphalt Pavement Alliance, while South Carolina Secretary of Transportation Christy A. Hall was the recipient of the Richard E. Lowell President’s Award, which is given by the ARRA president to an individual who has been instrumental in advancing highway rehabilitation technology and who has been active with ARRA and sharing the organization's vision.
The ARRA Richard E. Lowell President's Award is given at the discretion of the ARRA president; Hall's win marks the second time the award has been given in the past 10 years.
“I am honored to accept on behalf of the great team of employees we have in place at the South Carolina Department of Transportation,” Hall said.
ARRA President Ryan Essex lauded SCDOT for doing more asphalt reclamation projects than any other state or province in the U.S. or Canada.
"In 2015 alone, SCDOT let over 8.7 million square yards of FDR (full depth reclamation) and has let over 20 million square yards in the last six years," Essex said. "Secretary Hall has been a consistently strong supporter and proponent of recycling technology and innovation at SCDOT for many years.”