Asphalt Pavements Perform! APA & FHWA Videos

Asphalt Pavements Perform! APA & FHWA Videos

When it comes to flexibility, asphalt pavements provide Performance for a Lifetime.

Watch this quick APA video highlighting the sustainability, innovation, value and flexibility of today’s asphalt pavements!

And please also review these three recent FHWA videos covering Asphalt Pavement Principles (select the topic in the upper right hand corner of the video block).



Women of Asphalt Features Several WAPA Team Members

Women of Asphalt Features Several WAPA Team Members

Just Released Podcast – Women in Leadership Roles – FHWA & State DOTs –

Where We Belong kicks off our phenomenal series on women in leadership roles within state DOTs and the FHWA. In the first podcast, hosts Amy Miller and Tracie Schlich sit down with Nicole Nason, Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to discuss her recently confirmed position, the growing number of women in leadership positions at the Department of Transportation and how women in male dominated industries often reflect the unique, resilient qualities of asphalt.

Women of Asphalt – 20 to Watch in 2020!

Please visit the national 20 to Watch in 2020 campaign from the Women of Asphalt highlighting some of the many women who thrive in their asphalt industry careers included two (2) women (Karen Deal of Lakeside Industries and Beth Duffus of Granite Construction) working at WAPA Member companies.  The entire set of  profiles can be viewed at the Women of Asphalt website.

Karen Deal – Lakeside Industries

Beth Duffus – Granite Construction

Asphalt Pavement Alliance Western & Pacific Coast Regional Council Blog On-Line

Asphalt Pavement Alliance Western & Pacific Coast Regional Council Blog On-Line

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) has begun publishing its Western / Pacific Coast Regional Council Blog, The Western & Pacific Smooth Ride Sentinel, featuring articles and resources targeted to this APA region.  You can find the blog at

Jon Young, the Executive Director for the Hawaii Asphalt Pavement Industry (HAPI) is the current leader of the Western / Pacific Coast Council.  Please contact Jon with asphalt pavement related articles of interest from the region.

The APA will soon have its four regional councils for the USA in place.  As part of its continuing refinement of advocacy across the country, the Pacific Coast Regional Council approved the addition of  several western states to its regional effort at the 2019 NAPA Annual Meeting, thus forming the Western/ Pacific Regional Council.

WAPA & Industry Events Dates

Past (2020 – 2021) Events

WAPA/ WSDOT Joint Training Sessions – March 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2020 – Conference Presentations

WAPA Annual Meeting & WAPA/WSDOT/APWA/WSACE 2020 Paving Awards Presentations – November 12th & 13th, 2021 – A Virtual Event –  Meeting Presentations and Paving Awards link

WAPA/WSDOT 34th Annual Joint Training Workshop – A Virtual Conference – Thursday, March 11, 2021 – The presentations released for sharing can be viewed here.

WAPA Annual Meeting & WAPA/WSDOT/APWA/WSACE 2021 Paving Awards Presentations – November 4-5 – Business Meetings & Paving Awards (11/5) – Meeting presentations library –   Annual Meeting Agenda – V10.28

2022 Events

 NAPA Annual Meeting – January 23-26, 2022 – The Phoenician, Scottsdale AZ – Early registration available in early October, 2021.

34th Annual WSDOT/ WAPA Joint Training (webinar format only):  March 3, 2022 – 9:00 am to 3:30 pm – See the agenda here: 2022 Jt Training Agenda – Working Agenda 2.14.2022. The conference presentation catalog is available at this link and a recording of the entire conference is available for a limited time here

WAPA 2022 Mid-Year Meeting – May 11-13 – The Resort at Coeur d’ Alene, Coeur d’ Alene ID

NAPA Mid-Year Meeting – July 10-13 – The Ritz Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, CA

WAPA Annual Meeting & WAPA/WSDOT/APWA/WSACE 2022 Paving Award Presentations – November 17 & 18- Business Meetings & Paving Awards (11/18)


Why Asphalt?

The answers to the question “Why Asphalt” are numerous and varied.  For those of you that would like to explore the top reasons for why asphalt pavements constitute the vast majority of paved roads in America, we’re created this short summary document: