New WAPA Associate Members for 2020

New WAPA Associate Members for 2020

WAPA welcomes its three newest Associate Member companies:  BOMAG Americas, Rainier Asphalt and Eagle Crusher.  

BOMAG Americas represents one of the world’s premier asphalt roller manufacturers.

Rainier Asphalt is a top-notch commercial & residential paving company working in the metro Puget Sound area (Seattle-Bellevue and Everett to Tacoma markets).

Eagle Crusher Co. manufacturers a wide range of innovative and high-quality crushing equipment, a key component of the HMA industry.

A list of all of WAPA’s fabulous Associate Members are on-line at the Associate Members section of our website (

Welcome to BOMAG, Rainier Asphalt and Eagle Crusher!


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

Meet the Exec. – Asphalt Pro Magazine Article

Meet the Exec. – Asphalt Pro Magazine Article

Dave Gent has been active in WAPA since the 1980’s, but if you don’t know Dave, take a look at the “Meet the State Exec.” article in the the May 2018 edition of Asphalt Pro magazine!

To view the entire magazine, including past editions, visit this Asphalt Pro link.



2020 WAPA Paving Award Winners Honored

2020 WAPA Paving Award Winners Honored

2020 Paving Awards winners were celebrated at WAPA’s Annual Meeting on November 13th.  A wide range of “Best of the Best” awards were presented to Washington state’s premier asphalt paving companies alongside the private sector and public owners of the projects.

The public works paving awards were graciously presented by Scott Lindblom, the 2020 President of the Washington State Association of County Engineers (WSACE), Donald Huling, 2020 President of the American Public Works Association of Washington (APWA-WA) and Marshall Elizer, our state’s Assistant Deputy Secretary of Transportation.  Dan Glover of Tucci & Sons, WAPA’s 2020/2021 President, led the awards ceremony and presented the awards for Commercial, Innovative, Heavy/ Industrial and Intermodal paving.

This year’s Carl Minor Award (the highest rated public works paving project of the year) was awarded to WSDOT Contract 9349 – I-90 – SR 21 to Ritzville Vicinity PavingTom Brasch was WSDOT’s Project Engineer.  Central Washington Asphalt was the General Contractor and self-performed the paving, placing over 50,000 tons of top quality hot mix asphalt, including stone mastic asphalt (SMA), on the job.

The Awards Presentations and a listing of the award winning projects (all in PDF format) are available here: 2020 WAPA Paving Awards

2019 WAPA Awards

A list of the projects that received awards in 2019 is shown in the Banquet Program booklet, available here: 2019 WAPA Paving Awards Catalog – Web Version

The presentation that accompanied the awards is available here: 2019 Paving Awards Presentation Slideshow

2018 WAPA Awards

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

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.





The Place to Be

The Place to Be

This short Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) video captures what the traveling public wants when enjoying the nation’s highways.  The road is the place to be!

When Americans head out on the road, what they care most about is enjoying a smooth, high-performance driving experience. With asphalt, drivers enjoy a superior level of drivability. To find out more, visit


Annual Meetings & Training (2017 & 2018) – Archived Presentations

Annual Meetings & Training (2017 & 2018) – Archived Presentations


WAPA/ WSDOT 30th Annual Joint Training Workshops – February 27th (Moses Lake), February 28th (Centralia) & March 1st (Lynnwood) – 2018-Joint-Training-PowerPoint Presentations


WAPA/ WSDOT 29th Annual Joint Training Workshops

2017 WSDOT Spec. Changes – Bob Dyer, P.E., WSDOT Assistant State Construction Engineer

APWA General Special Provisions for Local Agencies – Ruth McIntyre, TranTech Engineering

WSDOT Bridge Deck Paving Restriction – Bob Dyer, WSDOT

MSCR Binder Testing Review – Sean McLaughlin, Assistant Asphalt Engineer, WSDOT

Nuclear Test Gauges – Care, Maintenance & Accuracy in Backscatter/ Thinlift Modes – Sean McLaughlin

Best Practices for Longitudinal Joint Construction – Bob Humer, P.E., Regional Engineer, The Asphalt Institute

FHWA Increased Density Demonstration Project – Tim Aschenbrener, P.E., FHWA Senior Asphalt Pavement Engineer

Compaction Options – Oscillatory Rollers – Andy Kazanis, District Sale Manager, Wirtgen America

WAPA Mid-Year Meeting (2017) – May 17th – 19th – Archived Presentations

WAPA Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet (2017)– Nov. 8th &  Nov. 9th –  Archived Meeting Presentations

WAPA Fall Asphalt Conference 2017 – November 14th (Seattle) & November 15th (Spokane) – From Tack to RAP – Asphalt Paving Best Practices – Archived Meeting Presentations – 2017 WAPA Fall Asphalt Conference