Paver of the Year
Capital Paving - 1st ever
triple Paver of the Year
Capital Paving has won the 2008 Ontario Paver of the Year Award
to become the first ever three time winner of this prestigious award.
By Andy Bateman, Editor
ach year, the Ontario Ministry of tion of traffic signals at four separate intersec-
Transportation (MTO) recognizes the tions. Additional work included rehabilitation
province’s Paver of the Year and three of the Nith River Bridge, replacement of the
finalists for excellent roadbuilding on MTO Daimer Creek and Roth Drain culverts as well
contracts. as reconstruction of Regional Road 1 and Hu-
Capital Paving Inc. won the 2008 Paver ron Street.
of the Year award for an outstanding perfor- Milling and paving on the contract began
mance on MTO Contract 2006 – 3099 to fol- in June 2007. Two kilometres of the highway
low award winning performances in 2000 and were pulverized and paved with two lifts of
2006. “The fact that Capital Paving is the first SP 19 and one lift of SP 12.5 FC-2 Superpave
Hot mix asphalt for Capital Paving’s award
company to have ever won this award three asphalt mixtures. The remaining 6.4 km was winning contract was produced by the
times is absolutely a testament of the outstand- milled with one lift of SP 19 and one lift of SP company’s Terex CMI STD, 400 triple drum
ing dedication of our employees,” Geoffrey 12.5 FC2 placed to the required cross fall. hot mix asphalt plant rated at 400 tonnes/h.
Stephens, Capital’s President says. “I am very Due to a noise bylaw restriction on this
excited for the 2009 season; we’re committed contract, work had to be done during day light Provincial Police (OPP) and the Regional
to growing Capital and are always striving for hours. Highway 7 & 8 experiences high vol- Police were utilized to aid with the control
quality. We are consistently looking for new umes of commuter traffic, making milling and of the traffic through the signalized intersec-
employees with the same passion for quality paving extremely hectic and difficult at times tions. All traffic control set up was completed
of work, respect for the environment and com- reports project manager Rob Munro. During by Capital staff under the direction of Munro
munity we work in.” the working hours of 7am to 7pm there were and grading foreman Robert Graham. There
The $10.5 million job, on an 8.4 km sec- two periods that had particularly high volumes were many obstacles to overcome to ensure
tion of Highway 7 & 8 New Hamburg from of traffic; 8am - 10am and 3pm - 5pm. This safety was always the number one priority.
west of Waterloo Regional Road 1 to west of created some tie-ups of the delivery of materi- For instance, buffer vehicles and crash attenu-
Waterloo Regional Road 51, consisted of the als during construction and paving operations. ator trucks were utilized as often as possible
replacement of several culvert crossings, in- Excellent traffic control played a major part to increase the level of safety due to little
tersection widening, replacement and installa- in making this project run smoothly. “We separation between moving traffic and the
constantly strive to provide the best possible working crews.
solutions for all of our clients,” states Munro. There were many challenges during the
“This is accomplished by planning the entire Highway 7 & 8 Project. The rehabilitation of
project before it is started. This planning has the Nith River Bridge was completed in two
to be communicated to the other members of stages, leaving the traffic down to two narrow
the team to make it effective.” All mainline lanes with a very short left turn storage lane.
paving was performed in echelon to mini- This area was the cause of many traffic tie ups,
mize the amount of longitudinal joints. This making it more difficult to get the supply of