2021, Asphalt Pavements, Safety, Washington

Asphalt Barrier Prevents Contaminants in the Soil from Reaching Groundwater

For the past several years, the WAPA Paving Innovation Awards have been dominated by the ever-increasing use of porous pavements. For instance, last year, street paving jobs at Gonzaga University for the City of Spokane and in Tacoma on East 40th Street took home the prizes. Porous asphalt is a favorite material for reducing the… Continue reading Asphalt Barrier Prevents Contaminants in the Soil from Reaching Groundwater

2021, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

FAA Supports Airport Improvement Projects With $630m In Grants

Many airfields are constructed using asphalt pavements. It's good news to hear about the FAA's $630 million in grants. The FAA grants go to major US airports that hundreds of millions of passengers pass through each year and to minor airports that only see a few flights per day and some airports that receive essential… Continue reading FAA Supports Airport Improvement Projects With $630m In Grants

2021, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Martin Marietta Materials CEO is bullish as he expects more federal spending on roads

KEY POINTS- The Biden administration is expected to focus on infrastructure spending after a new Covid-19 stimulus bill is signed.- Martin Marietta Materials CEO Ward Nye said he welcomed the White House's efforts, which come during a booming homebuilding market. Martin Marietta Materials CEO Ward Nye was optimistic about his company's prospects on Monday as… Continue reading Martin Marietta Materials CEO is bullish as he expects more federal spending on roads

2021, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

States’ COVID-Era Budget Surpluses Could Pay For Infrastructure

Congress, at the behest of President Joe Biden, is hashing out its own major infrastructure plan, but some governors and legislatures figure they can go ahead and make critical one-time investments in road construction, broadband or other infrastructure projects. Some also are looking to target long-term funding for bigger-ticket items. “Our needs are so great.… Continue reading States’ COVID-Era Budget Surpluses Could Pay For Infrastructure

2021, Asphalt Pavements, Utah

Massive $2.26B transportation proposal would be biggest in Utah’s history

House Majority Leader Mike Schultz, R-Hooper, is sponsoring HB433, which would authorize the issuance of $1.4 billion in bonds for transportation and transit projects, plus nearly $823 million in one-time general fund revenues.  Schultz’s bill would pump $621.3 million for land acquisition, construction, reconstruction or renovation of a slew of other projects that have been… Continue reading Massive $2.26B transportation proposal would be biggest in Utah’s history

2021, Asphalt Pavements, Guam, Plants

New HAPI Member – Hawaiian Rock Products Corporation

Please welcome new HAPI member Hawaiian Rock Products Corporation located in Guam. Hawaiian Rock Products Corporation (HRP) presently does business on the islands of  Guam and two Islands of the Northern Marianas, Saipan and Tinian. HRP was formed in 1958 by Dillingham Corporation.  It was purchased by Mitsubishi Cement Corporation Development (MCCD) in 1990.  HRP… Continue reading New HAPI Member – Hawaiian Rock Products Corporation

2021, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

FHWA Technical Briefs – FHWA’s Asphalt Density Demonstration Project

FHWA has recently published a series of four Technical Briefs developed in cooperation with the University of Nevada Reno. These Technical Briefs provide an overview of FHWA’s demonstration project on Enhancing Durability of Asphalt Pavements Through Increased In-place Density. The overall objective of the demonstration project was to show that additional density could be obtained… Continue reading FHWA Technical Briefs – FHWA’s Asphalt Density Demonstration Project

2021, Asphalt Pavements, California

Governor releases record $227 billion state budget for 2021-22

From the January 11, 2021 issue of CalAPA Asphalt Insider Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday unveiled his proposed state budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year that begins on July 1, a record $227 billion spending plan that reflects the state’s revenues have largely avoided the most-feared impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Spending on construction remains… Continue reading Governor releases record $227 billion state budget for 2021-22