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Rankin County Road Department Pavement Preservation Program Honored with 2019 Past Presidents' Award

Thursday, February 28, 2019  
Posted by: Kristi Olson
    Larry Tomkins, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc., accepts the asphalt emulsion producer plaque for their contribution to AEMA Past Presidents' Award winning Rankin County Road Department 2018 Pavement Preservation Program. Photo courtesy FP2.

The Road Department in Rankin County, MS, received the 2019 AEMA Past Presidents' Award for Emulsion Excellence for their 2018 Pavement Preservation Program. Also honored were contractor TL Wallace and emulsion manufacturer Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.

This award is presented in recognition of a specific project utilizing asphalt emulsions, completed in the past calendar year.  Awards are presented to each the agency, contractor, and emulsion manufacturer of the winning entry. 

Rankin County Road Department, within just a two-year period, went from using hot mix and some chip seal to using almost every tool in the pavement preservation toolbox, greatly enhancing their ability to keep their good roads good.  They have also served a resource to other Mississippi counties, enabling even more roads to be properly maintained. 

In 2018, they treated 100 miles including 55 miles of stand-alone chip seal, 31 miles of stand-alone micro surfacing, 6 miles of cape seal combining rejuvenating scrub seal and micro surfacing, 6 miles of cape seal combining chip seal and micro surfacing, and 2 miles of cape seal combining rejuvenating scrub seal and highly modified micro surfacing.

This year’s award-winning project was a double winner at the 2019 Annual Meeting, also receiving ISSA’s Excellence in Pavement Preservation Award. 


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