Southern Minnesota Construction was presented the Key Airport Merit Award for its Fairmont Airport project at the Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association’s (MAPA) annual meeting held in St. Louis Park, Minnesota on December 11th. The Merit Award program was initiated in 1961 and has had a significant effect on the quality of construction by publicly honoring the elite projects in a variety of categories each year. Merit Award projects are rated by an agency-industry panel on ride, joints, appearance, complexity, and adherence to specifications.

Awards were given in several categories, including Perpetual Pavement, Work Zone Safety, Asphalt Paving (Merit Awards), and Ecological Commendations. The award-winning projects were the result of excellent teamwork and dedication to improving Minnesota’s infrastructure in a safe, efficient, and economical manner.