2020, Asphalt Pavements, Oregon

Gas Tax Revenues in Oregon will Decline $125 million

Early projections are gas tax revenues in Oregon will decline $125 million from March 2020 through March 2021 — the taxes raised $625 million in the 2019 fiscal year — in conjunction with stay-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic and could fall further if traffic remains light.The Oregon Department of Transportation estimated traffic in… Continue reading Gas Tax Revenues in Oregon will Decline $125 million

2020, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Highway Funding Essential to Moving America Forward Amid Pandemic

Due to COVID-19’s negative impact on transportation revenues, states are delaying and even cancelling projects, making immediate federal highway funding crucial to protecting jobs and maintaining our roadways. Greenbelt, Maryland — As jobless claims exceed 20 million amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the asphalt pavement industry, as part of the broader transportation infrastructure sector, has continued… Continue reading Highway Funding Essential to Moving America Forward Amid Pandemic

2020, Asphalt Pavements, Colorado, People

Colorado Dept. of Transportation Selected as 2020 Colorado Owner of the Year

Shoshana Lew, CDOT executive director thought instead of starting with the age-old question of “how do we pay for it?” the agency is asking “what challenges do we face as a community and what infrastructure investments will help solve them?” She believes that reframing the question has helped prioritize the agency’s investments to maximize the… Continue reading Colorado Dept. of Transportation Selected as 2020 Colorado Owner of the Year

2020, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, People, Utah, Washington

AASHTO Seeks Fiscal ‘Backstop’ for Transportation Due to Coronavirus

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is seeking Congressional support for the creation of a fiscal “backstop” for the transportation sector due to the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, along with “an immediate and temporary” nationwide waiver of federal truck weight restrictions. Click here for the complete article from  AASHTO Journal.… Continue reading AASHTO Seeks Fiscal ‘Backstop’ for Transportation Due to Coronavirus

2020, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Asphalt Binders, Asphalt Pavements, California, CNMI, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Updated MS-22 Manual is Now Available

The third edition of the Asphalt Institute’s “MS 22 – Construction of Quality Asphalt Pavements” is now available. For 35 years, this book has served as the Asphalt Institute’s comprehensive manual on asphalt pavement construction. It has been widely seen as one of the finest resources on the topic. Click here for additional information and… Continue reading Updated MS-22 Manual is Now Available

2020, Asphalt Pavements, Colorado, People, Safety

Colorado DOT Creates Operations Center To Manage 18-Mile Construction Zone

The Gap is the longest construction zone in the state. “There’s incidents in all construction zones. This one’s just a long stretch of road, and not many interchanges,” said Jori Ernst, CDOT’s Section 10 Superintendent. “So there could be a 4-5 mile stretch where there’s no interchanges.” To help mitigate issues that pop up in… Continue reading Colorado DOT Creates Operations Center To Manage 18-Mile Construction Zone

2019, Asphalt Pavements, Guam, People

Seabees Engage in Asphalt Training in Guam

For members of U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (NMCB-5), December included a full round of asphalt paving skills training, NMCB-5 equipment operators detailed to Guam used asphalt pavers to laydown sand as part of their training. NMCB-5 is deployed across the Indo-Pacific region conducting high-quality construction to support U.S. and partner nations to strengthen… Continue reading Seabees Engage in Asphalt Training in Guam

2019, Asphalt Pavements, Oregon, People

New video from ODOT looks at extensive improvements along I-205

Since 2017, we've worked to improve traffic operations and safety on Interstate 205, including installing new auxiliary lanes and ODOT RealTime signs; freshly paving roadways, ramps and intersections; and improving bike and pedestrian facilities. As construction comes to a close, we want to thank you for your patience and cooperation as we improved I-205. Click… Continue reading New video from ODOT looks at extensive improvements along I-205