LAWRENCE - A total of 26 projects were nominated by hot-mix asphalt paving contractors for the 2017 Kansas Asphalt Paving Association awards program that took place on Dec. 7, in Lawrence.

“We are proud of our excellent roadways here in Kansas and at KDOT,” said Transportation Secretary Richard Carlson. “It is fitting that our talented KDOT workers are recognized for their dedication to quality.”

The Kansas Department of Transportation, the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the contractor on the projects were honored in several categories.

· First place Director’s Award for the U.S. 400 project in Cherokee County for KDOT and APAC Kansas.

· Second place Director’s Award for the U.S. 83 project in Haskell County for KDOT and Venture Corporation.

· Second place Overlay 1-Inch or Less Award on the I-35 project in Sedgwick and Butler counties for the KTA and Shilling Construction.

· First place Overlay 1-Inch or Less Award on the U.S. 281 project in Russell County for KDOT and Venture Corporation.

· First place Overlay Greater Than 1-Inch Award on the U.S. 36 project in Decatur County for KDOT and APAC Kansas.

· Second place Overlay Greater Than 1-Inch Award on the K-156 project in Ellsworth County for KDOT and Shilling Construction.