America’s Most Recycled Product!

America’s Most Recycled Product!

Once again, asphalt paving tops the list of the most recycled material in America!  79 million tons of hot mix asphalt pavements were reclaimed and reused in 2016.  The Executive Summary is available here: 2016 HMA Recycling Executive Summary and the entire report can be viewed at:


2018 WAPA Paving Awards

2018 WAPA Paving Awards

2018 WAPA Awards Presentation (PowerPoint):

The complete list of 2018 WAPA Paving Award Winners is included here: 2018 WSDOT-WAPA Paving Awards

The PowerPoint slide show highlighting each project is available here: 2018 WAPA Paving Awards PPT Presentation

Photos of the 2018 Awards Banquet are available here: 2018 Awards Banquet Photos

Asphalt Pavement Magazine – Current Edition

Asphalt Pavement Magazine – Current Edition

Asphalt Pavement is published six times per year.  The current edition and past editions are available at the link provided:

Asphalt Pavement

Summer Equals Road Trips!

Summer Equals Road Trips!

Summer is time for road trips and enjoying the great outdoors. Wherever your travels take you, you know smooth asphalt roads provide comfort, drivability and performance. #WhereWeBelong

Check out NAPA’s road trip anthem, Where We Belong on YouTube.





WSDOT Earns Second Consecutive Perpetual Pavement Award for SR 16

Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces Winners of 2017 Perpetual Pavement Award 

Eight departments of transportation were named winners of the 2017 Perpetual Pavement Award by Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). The award celebrates long-life asphalt pavements that reflect the characteristics of a Perpetual Pavement design.

The award is presented to state transportation departments and local agency road owners for well-performing asphalt pavements that are at least 35 years old with proven high-quality structural design. To earn the award, the pavement must have not suffered a structural failure, and it should have an average interval between resurfacings of no less than 13 years. The pavement must demonstrate the characteristics expected from a long-life, Perpetual Pavement design: excellence in design, quality in construction, and value for the taxpayers.

The 2018 award winners in Washington state is:

  • Washington State Department of Transportation for a 4.42-mile section of four-lane divided highway on State Route 16 in Pierce and Kitsap counties. This is the fourth Perpetual Pavement Award earned by WSDOT.

“One of the keys to sustainability is long life,” said Amy Miller, P.E., national director of the Asphalt Pavement Alliance. “These Perpetual Pavement Award-winning roads demonstrate how asphalt roads can be engineered to last indefinitely with only routine maintenance and periodic surface renewal.”

Engineers at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University, evaluated the nominations and validated the results for the eight 2017 Perpetual Pavement Award winners.

Winning agencies are honored by their local state asphalt pavement association and are presented with an engraved crystal obelisk. The names of the winning agencies and projects are added to a plaque on permanent display at the NCAT Research Center at Auburn University. Since the Perpetual Pavement Award was first presented in 2001, 126 pavements in 30 U.S. states and one Canadian province have been honored with the award.


The Asphalt Pavement Alliance ( is a partnership of the Asphalt Institute (AI), National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations. The Asphalt Pavement Alliance’s mission is to establish asphalt as the preferred choice for quality, performance and the environment.

For more information, contact:
Asphalt Pavement Alliance
Amy Miller, P.E., 904-591-3333,

Washington State Department of Transportation
Claudia Bingham Baker, 360-357-2789,