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

WSDOT Earns 5th Consecutive (7th overall) Perpetual Pavement Award for SR 395

WSDOT Earns 5th Consecutive (7th overall) Perpetual Pavement Award for SR 395

Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces Winners of 2020 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA)

The Washington State Dept. of Transportation was notified on May 27th, 2021 that it has won a 2020 PPA from the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). The award celebrates long-life asphalt pavements from across the USA that highlight the characteristics of a Perpetual Pavement design.  2020 PPA WA Press Release FINAL

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 resurfacing 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 2020 award winner in Washington state is for a 6.9 mile section of highway on State Route 395 in Franklin county. This is the seventh 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, 150 pavements in 35 U.S. states and one Canadian province have been honored with the award.

A video on the Perpetual Pavement concept is available here.


The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (www.driveasphalt.org) is a partnership of the Asphalt Institute (AI), the 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

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

The Diamond Commendations encourage and recognize excellence. Continuous improvement in all aspects of operations is the goal. Taken together, the three commendations below provide a blueprint for excellence in all aspects of the industry’s operations, both at the plant and on the paving site.

2016 WAPA Paving Awards (Projects Paved in 2015)

2016 WAPA Awards Presentation (PowerPoint):

The complete list of 2016 WAPA Paving Award Winners is included here: 2016 WAPA Paving Awards