VAASPHALT.ORG 27 started, the material had about 30 minutes of workability before starting to set up. It was a significant operation with more than 180 of these joints to prep and install. This project offered many unique challenges, from safety to scheduling the majority of the work during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. The Allan Myers team held numerous planning sessions prior to the first shift with the field managers, superintendents, safety managers and quality control personnel to ensure that the aggressive schedule could be met. All plans and procedures were approved by the CBBT District and the CBBT Police to ensure the team provided world-class performance on the project. The Myers team managed the factors within their control, but the weather was often unpredictable. Storms seemingly appeared from nowhere and the CBBT District had very strict wind restrictions. Even on sunny, clear days, wind conditions could prevent trucks from being on the bridge. A passing shower at night could prevent a paving shift due to the extreme requirement with moisture or even an elastomeric shift for the joints. With thorough planning and proper mitigation of the challenges outlined, the project resulted in an average IRI value of 59.69 for smoothness. Allan Myers provided worldclass results to the CBBT District for this most unique project, ensuring that one of the Engineering Wonders of the World will be protected from the elements for many years moving forward. Allan Myers would like to thank the following crews for their participation in the project that helped to make it an overwhelming success: Nick Giorgio: Project Superintendent Craig Rayfield: Paving Quality Control Manager Mike Anderson: Paving Superintendent Scott Durgin: Paving Field Manager James Markham: Paving Field Manager Junior Guilliams: Milling Field Manager Robert Heater: Milling Field Manager Robert Mack: Bridge Field Manager Chesapeake Asphalt Plant & Lab Allan Myers Trucking Division Allan Myers Safety Division Allan Myers Administrative staff (Glen Allen and Chesapeake offices) Allan Myers Maintenance Toano Shop and Field Mechanics A RIBBON OF BLACK: PAVING THE CBBT △ continued from page 24 Allan Myers provided world-class results to the CBBT District for this most unique project, ensuring that one of the Engineering Wonders of the World will be protected from the elements for many years moving forward.