TDOT Receives National Award for Pavement Preservation
Award Recognizes Department’s Efforts to Protect & Preserve Infrastructure
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has been chosen to receive the 2011 James B. Sorenson Excellence in Pavement Preservation Award. This national award focuses on pavement preservation programs and is given annually by the Foundation for Pavement Preservation, Inc., a non-profit trade association that works in close cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and others promoting the importance of protecting and preserving investments in pavement infrastructure. TDOT Commissioner John Schroer will accept the award Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 12:45 p.m. at the National Pavement Preservation Conference held at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Nashville.
TDOT is being recognized because of its outstanding support and for the implementation of a Pavement Preservation program. The program enables the department to develop cost-effective strategies for maintaining each state owned roadway while maximizing the state’s investment in Tennessee’s entire transportation system. With future budget challenges and increasing materials costs, this approach has become critical in stretching available resources.
“Through this program, TDOT has consistently kept our roadways in the top five in the nation while saving taxpayer dollars,” said Commissioner John Schroer. “It is my goal that we constantly work to improve this program and seek additional ways to maximize our effectiveness and efficiency.”
Pavement preservation include techniques such as sealing cracks that develop in pavement before further asphalt damage occurs and changing hot mix asphalt specifications. TDOT will continue to work closely with the FHWA and the Tennessee General Assembly to gain additional funding dedicated to pavement preservation.
Media is invited to see an array of pavement preservation demonstrations showcasing various techniques used across the country. This is a unique opportunity to see many different paving techniques used to save money and stretch tax dollars on Tennessee roads.
When: Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Where: Old Tennessee State Prison
6404 Centennial Blvd.
Time: 10:00 a.m.
For more information Contact:
Deanna Lambert, TDOT Region 3 Community Relations Officer
(615) 854-5650 cell