2017 PAVEMENT Maintenance and Reconstruction Magazine Awards: "Best of the Web" and "Paving Award (non-parking lot)"
On February 7, 2018, during the National Pavement Expo in Cleveland, Ohio, Bituminous Roadways, Inc. was presented with the "Best of the Web" award along with a "Paving Award (non-parking lot)" for their work on the Shakopee Public Schools, Vaughan Field athletic complex. Each award required a submission of project details and photos. For the paving award, a committee of magazine experts voted for the top project in each category, based on each company's submission. The process for the "Best of the Web" award was slightly different. When the top four submissions were chosen, they went up for vote through a national voting campaign. With BR as a top contender, a social media campaign ensued, including Facebook and Twitter posts, as well as an enewsletter distribution to more than 3,000 customers asking to support BR and vote for the company's website. By an overwhelming count, BR won the voting competition and the "Best of the Web" award.
2017 Merit Award for Bituminous Surfacing (MnDOT)
Bituminous Roadways, Inc. was recently recognized with a 2017 Merit Award from the MN Department of Transportation in the category of County Road (Local Funds). The work was performed during the summer on CSAH 130 in Maple Grove, otherwise known as Elm Creek Boulevard. This project was particularly interesting as most of the work was done overnight due to the amount of traffic utilizing this stretch of roadway. As nighttime fell, the project kicked into full force with two milling machines and two pavers. In the 1.5 miles of roadway, BR crews paved approximately 6,600 tons of asphalt.
2016 NAPA Quality in Construction Awards (QIC)
Hastings Public Schools
Bituminous Roadways, Inc., has won a 2016 NAPA Quality in Construction Award for the Hastings High School Parking lot in Hastings, MN. This project was a parking lot reconstruction with a total of 1,768 tons of asphalt used. During the process, a 3,000-square-foot area was found to be rutting and needed additional grading work. The issue was communicated to the customer, and work started to prepare a more stable base. Even with the grading set back, BR finished the project on time and to the job specifications.
2016 MN Industry Ecological Commendation Award
Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association (MAPA)
The Ecological Commendation Award program recognizes asphalt pavement production facilities demonstrating safe and responsible environmental practices. Facilities are judged on their design, layout, clean operation, appearance, as well as if the facility conducts tours for neighborhoods/local community groups/school groups. Earning the Ecological Commendation serves as a signal to the employees and neighbors that an asphalt pavement facility is a good neighbor. Bituminous Roadways operates three asphalt plants in Minneapolis, Inver Grove Heights and Shakopee, MN.
2016 National Asphalt Pavement Association Diamond Paving Commendation
For a second year in a row, Bituminous Roadways, Inc. has earned the Diamond Paving Commendation from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA). The program evaluates quality control, work zone safety practices, site preparation and planning, paver operations, compaction and training. Earning this commendation is a mark of distinction, signifying a company that is committed to excellence in pavement construction practices.
2015 National Asphalt Pavement Association Diamond Paving Commendation
Through hard work and dedication, Bituminous Roadways, Inc. has earned the 2015 Diamond Paving Commendation from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA). The program evaluates quality control, work zone safety practices, site preparation and planning, paver operations, compaction and training. Earning this commendation is a mark of distinction, signifying a company that is committed to excellence in pavement construction practices.
2015 Safety Driven Award of Excellence
Bituminous Roadways, Inc. was recognized by the Minnesota Laborers-Employers Cooperation & Education Trust (LECET) as a 2015 Safety Driven Award of Excellence recipient. This award is received by contractors who have improved documentation, made safety equipment or procedural improvements, hosted dedicated safety meetings, shared best practices and more. Bituminous Roadways is proud to support this organization, and be recognized for our priority on safety.
2013 MnDOT Merit Award for Outstanding Performance
Bituminous Roadways was honored for having the best in class construction for our work resurfacing Trunk Highway 212 in Eden Prairie from Trunk Highway 62 to Trunk Highway 494.
2010 NAPA Quality in Construction Awards (QIC)
Bredesen Park Trails
Bituminous Roadways won a NAPA Quality in Construction Award for the Bredesen Park walking trail in Edina. This project was a complete reconstruction of a 2.2-mile walking path. The trail was quite a challenge with many obstacles such as flooding, tight quarters and bridges that our equipment could not navigate across. BR also won the award in 2009, for work completed on the first phase of the Bredesen Park Trail Improvements.
2010 NAPA Outstanding Website Award
Bituminous Roadways was awarded the National Asphalt Pavement Association Outstanding Website Award for the second consecutive year. This award recognizes designs that promote the use of asphalt.
2010 MN Construction Health And Safety Excellence (CHASE) Award
Bituminous Roadways, Inc. was presented with the MN CHASE (Construction Health And Safety Excellence) award for the seventh consecutive year. The CHASE program is a proactive effort between Bituminous Roadways, MN OSHA and MN AGC to reduce job site accidents and injuries. Our company is one of just 19 contractors in the state to achieve this award and be recognized for its industry leading safety program.
2009 NAPA Quality in Construction Awards (QIC)
Blake Road, Edina
Bituminous Roadways was awarded a “Quality in Construction” award from the National Asphalt Pavement Association for the Blake Road project, from Vernon Avenue to Interlachen Boulevard in the city of Edina. The project was scheduled to take two days, however using all available resources BR was able to cut that time down to a mere six hours. BR incorporated recycled asphalt pavement, recycled asphalt roofing shingles, and foamed warm mix asphalt technology into the asphalt mixture for this project.
2009 NAPA Quality in Construction Awards (QIC)
Bredesen Park Trails
Bituminous Roadways was awarded a National Asphalt Pavement Association QIC award for the Bredesen Park Trails project in recognition of creativity and ingenuity for completion of the densely wooded and extreme level of non-maneuverable pathways.
2009 Minnesota LECET Safety Driven Safety Incentive Program
The MN LECET Safety Driven Award is designed to acknowledge excellent safety performance and the overall proactive approach to safety displayed by both Skilled Construction Union Laborers and Signatory Contractor employers. This is an initiative which hopes to reduce injuries, illness, and workers compensation costs while encouraging continued success in site safety and productivity.
2009 National Design-Build Award DBIA: BEST OVERALL
I-35W (St. Anthony Falls) Bridge
Category: Transportation Projects Over $50 Million
BR served as the asphalt paving subcontractor to Flat Iron-Manson on the rebuild of the interstate 35W bridge in Downtown Minneapolis. Winning projects are honored for advanced and innovative application of total integrated project delivery and finding unique solutions to project challenges.
2008 MNDOT Annual Asphalt Award-Federal Aid Secondary
Bituminous Roadways, Inc. was awarded the Federal Aid Secondary Award for its work on Highway 149 in Dakota County. BR performed the asphalt paving as a subcontractor to Park Construction Company.
2008 MPCA Green Star Award
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Minnesota Green Star facilities earn recognition for completing the requirements of the MPCA’s voluntary Environmental Audit Program. The audit targets areas such as water, air, solid waste, hazardous waste, and tanks. This program encourages industries, businesses, and governments to examine their facility’s operations to confirm that they are in compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations, and correct any problems that may exist.
2008 Diamond Achievement
Bituminous Roadways, Inc. was awarded the Diamond Achievement & Ecological Commendations at its Inver Grove Heights plant located on Rich Valley Boulevard and its Shakopee plant located off of Highway 101.
The Diamond Achievement is the pinnacle of achievements and was developed by the National Asphalt Paving Association to recognize and encourage excellence in operations at asphalt plants. The Inver Grove Heights plant has earned the Award every year since 2000 and the Shakopee plant since 2001.
2008 Ecological Commendation Award
Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association
The Ecological Commendation Award program recognizes hot-mix asphalt production facilities that demonstrate exemplary safety and environmental practices. Facilities are judged based on design, layout, cleanliness and appearance, as well as whether or not the facility conducts educational tours and informative sessions within the local community.