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S.T. Wooten Impresses on the Runway

Paving project at Marine Corps airfield earns Ray Brown Award

QUALITY IN CONSTRUCTION: RAY BROWN AIRPORT AWARD

BY TY JOHNSON, MANAGING EDITOR

Ensuring smooth landings for the nation’s tankers, jets, and soon the East Coast’s first F-35B squadron is serious business.

S.T. Wooten Corp. made the most of its opportunity, resurfacing the airfield at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point in Havelock, North Carolina with asphalt pavement that earned the company the Ray Brown Airport Award, NAPA’s highest honor for airfield paving.

Project-At-A-Glance

Asphalt Tonnage: 53,470
Project Type: Mill and Overlay
Mix Design: Designed by S. T. Wooten Corporation in accordance with the Asphalt Institute’s Manual MS-2, 7th Edition, “Asphalt Mix Design Methods” and project specifications. This surface mix has an aggregate top size of 100% passing the 3/4 inch sieve. The total binder content is 5.0% with the required asphalt binder being PG 76-22. It is a 75 gyration mix with a target air voids of 4 percent. The coarse quarried aggregate is granite and the fine quarried aggregate is limestone. The mix contains 15% locally mined natural sand.

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