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The Allen County Highway Department received a national award for the Maplecrest Road extension, which opened in October 2012.

County officials were presented with the Silver Award by the American Concrete Pavement Association, which also recognized local contractor Primco Inc. for “outstanding quality done on time and under budget.”

The Silver Award is based on quality construction, addressing unique and unusual challenges, innovation and traffic management.

The 1.5-mile Maplecrest extension was the largest infrastructure project undertaken by the county.

The new four-lane highway, which includes four bridges, extends Maplecrest from Lake Avenue to Adams Center Road at Indiana 930 in New Haven.