America’s Most Recycled Product!

America’s Most Recycled Product!

Once again, asphalt paving tops the list of the most recycled material in America!  82.2 million tons of hot mix asphalt pavements were reclaimed and reused in 2020.  The Executive Summary is available here: Asphalt Industry Recycled Materials Report 2020 – Executive Summary and the entire report can be viewed at: 2020 NAPA Recycled Materials Usage Report

For a fun overview of asphalt pavements, watch this short video from the Practical Engineering YouTube broadcast.

 

Asphalt Pavement Magazine – Current Edition

Asphalt Pavement Magazine – Current Edition

Asphalt Pavement, the national industry magazine of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), is published six times per year.  The current edition and past editions are available at the link provided:

Asphalt Pavement

To view past issues of Asphalt Pavement, visit the NAPA archive.

News Release: WSDOT Earns Three Perpetual Pavement Awards

News Release: WSDOT Earns Three Perpetual Pavement Awards

Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces Winners of 2022 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA)

The Washington State Dept. of Transportation was notified on May 12th, 2023 that it has won three 2022 PPAs from the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). The awards celebrate long-life asphalt pavements from across the USA that highlight the characteristics of a Perpetual Pavement – By Performance, By Design or By Conversion.  The press release for the Washington state projects that won the awards this year is here:2022 PPA WA Press Release FINAL – APA – 3 awards

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), 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

Pavement Guide

Pavement Guide

Welcome to the Washington Asphalt Pavement Association’s Asphalt Pavement Guide.  This Guide will provide you with a general overview of hot mix asphalt (HMA) pavement from materials to design to construction to maintenance.  It is intended to assist those who work in any way with HMA pavement including architects, engineers, contractors, government agencies, private consultants, students and homeowners.

Modern on-line tools are available for pavement structural design calculations once the general principals HMA design and construction are understood.

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Pavement Facts

Pavement Facts

There are over 4.05 million public centerline road miles (8.52 million lane miles) in the U.S. and of this, 2.50 million miles (or 63 percent) are paved (FHWA 2009).  About 70 percent of Washington State roads are paved.  Nearly 94% of the paved roads in the U.S. are paved with asphalt surfacing (Asphalt Institute 2014), which is a testament to the enduring value of asphalt roads.  An extensive list of AsphaltFacts can be found at the Asphalt.Facts website.

Member Benefits

Member Benefits

As a member of the Washington Asphalt Pavement Association (WAPA), you will have access to the latest technologies, resources and innovations for the industry.  In addition to networking sessions where you can interact with your counterparts at local and state agencies, WAPA plays an active role in lobbying efforts on the industry’s behalf in Olympia.  Regular members of WAPA are also granted membership in the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) at no additional cost, giving them access to national technical and advocacy resources.

WAPA serves as the focused “voice of the industry” in Washington state.  Through active engagement with member companies, state & local agencies, the legislature, related trade associations and a wide variety of private entities, WAPA supports and promotes high quality standards and constantly works to help deliver best value of pavements all across the state.

Livable Communities

Livable Communities

There is no doubt that societal trends and economic realities will shape the pavement market going forward. Those driving factors include public funding issues, an emphasis on sustainable growth and livability, environmental stewardship, employment trends and future supply/capacity.  Accounting for all of these factors, asphalt pavements are perfectly positioned to address the future needs for livable, thriving communities, from freeways to residential streets as well as the other “everyday” infrastructure all around us, such as bike trails paved with porous asphalt.