Awards Overview

Each year WAPA, WSDOT, the American Public Works Association (APWA-WA) and the Washington Association of County Engineers (WACE) award those paving projects judged to be the most outstanding in the State.  The awards are presented at WAPA’s Annual Meeting in November of each year.

This year’s award winners can be found at this link:  2017 WAPA Paving Award Winners

Types of Awards

WAPA/WSDOT BEST PAVING PROJECT AWARDS

WSDOT awards are selected by WSDOT and nominated by each Region based upon a rating system that includes, among other things, ride, pay factor and project complexity.  The projects are then further evaluated by a special WAPA/ WSDOT committee that visits each project to closely judge the final product.

WAPA/ APWA-WA BEST CITY PAVING PROJECT AWARDS

City awards, sponsored jointly by WAPA and the American Public Works Association (APWA) are given to the best City paving projects in the State – one east of the Cascades and one west of the Cascades.  They are nominated by Cities and chosen by a special WAPA evaluation committee.

WAPA/ WSACE BEST COUNTY PAVING PROJECT AWARDS

County awards, sponsored jointly by WAPA and the Washington Association of County Engineers, are given to the best County paving projects in the State – one east of the Cascades and one west of the Cascades.  They are nominated by Counties and chosen by a special WAPA evaluation committee.

COMMERCIAL PAVING AWARDS

This award, sponsored by WAPA, is given to the outstanding paving project constructed for a private owner. Candidates are nominated by WAPA members and the winner is chosen by a special WAPA evaluation committee.

AIRPORT PAVING AWARDS

The Airport Paving awards, sponsored by WAPA, are given to outstanding paving projects performed at airports in Washington state.  Airport paving is one of the most demanding construction environments with unique pavement designs, strict FAA quality demands, heavy aircraft loads and unique safety considerations.  They are nominated by WAPA members and chosen by a special WAPA evaluation committee.

SPECIAL OR INNOVATIVE USE AWARDS

The Special or Innovative Use and Airport Paving awards, sponsored by WAPA, are given to outstanding paving projects that demonstrate a special or innovative use of hot mix asphalt.  They are nominated by WAPA members and chosen by a special WAPA evaluation committee.

CARL MINOR AWARD

Awarded to the best asphalt paving project in the State of Washington.  See the winner at the top of the WSDOT Awards page.