Asphalt Pavements Perform!

Asphalt Pavements Perform!

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

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

 

Women of Asphalt Features Several WAPA Team Members

Women of Asphalt Features Several WAPA Team Members

A national campaign to highlight 100 of the many women who thrive in their asphalt industry careers included ten (10) women working at WAPA Member companies.  The entire set of 100 profiles can be viewed at the Women of Asphalt website.

The latest featured profile (#13) is Karen Deal, Lakeside Industries’ Director of Environmental & Land Use.

Karen Deal Women of Asphalt Profile #13

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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 https://apapacific.com/

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.

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: www.asphaltpavement.org/recycling

 

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

WSDOT Earns Third Consecutive Perpetual Pavement Award for SR 195

WSDOT Earns Third Consecutive Perpetual Pavement Award for SR 195

Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces Winners of 2018 Perpetual Pavement Award 

The Washington State Dept. of Transportation was notified on Feb. 20, 2019 that is has won a 2018 Perpetual Pavement Award from 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 winner in Washington state is for a 5.88-mile section of highway on State Route 195 in Spokane and Whitman counties. This is the fifth Perpetual Pavement Award earned by WSDOT.

“One of the keys to infrastructure sustainability is long pavement 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 2018 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, 134 pavements in 31 U.S. states and one Canadian province have been honored with the award.

A video on the Perpetual Pavement concept is available here.

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The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (www.driveasphalt.org) 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, amiller@asphaltroads.org

Washington State Department of Transportation
Claudia Bingham Baker, 360-357-2789, Bakerc@wsdot.wa.gov