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

TECH BRIEF: ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS

Communicating Environmental Impact for Transportation Products 1 State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) are continually assessing and choosing materials or technologies to meet their transportation needs. As part of this assessment, DOTs are turning to Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) to quantify the environmental impacts associated with those products. For the complete FHWA Tech Brief, please visit: https://lnkd.in/gMjWs9p

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

Western State DOTs Win Awards For Transportation Projects

A batch of transportation projects across Arizona, California, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington State earned regional recognition in the 2020 America’s Transportation Awards competition for providing solutions that increase safety and save lives, make infrastructure more resilient, while improving the quality of life for their communities. Click here for the complete story from AASHTO.org including a… Continue reading Western State DOTs Win Awards For Transportation Projects

2020, Asphalt Pavements, California, Sustainability

The latest pilot project utilizing recycled plastic in asphalt takes shape in Northern California

The following article is from the the August 3rd issue of the CalAPA Asphalt Insider. Click here for an article from NBC Bay Area about the same project.Adding recycled plastic to asphalt was tried out for the first time on a section of the state highway system in Northern California last week, giving Caltrans engineers… Continue reading The latest pilot project utilizing recycled plastic in asphalt takes shape in Northern California

2020, Asphalt Pavements, California, Sustainability

The Asphalt Advantage: Perpetual Pavement

NAPA released a two-page flyer on the benefits of partnering to build long-life Perpetual Pavements. Focused on the collaboration between Caltrans, industry, and academia, this case study highlights Perpetual Pavements being built by Granite Construction Co. and Teichert Aggregates in California to conserve natural resources and provide cost-effective pavement solutions. An analysis of the I-5… Continue reading The Asphalt Advantage: Perpetual Pavement

2020, Asphalt Pavements, Sustainability, Washington

WSDOT WINS 2019 PERPETUAL PAVEMENT AWARD

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) announced today that the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has won a 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA) for a 7.1-mile section of two-lane State Route 12 in Lewis County. This is the agency’s sixth PPA. To qualify for this prestigious award, a pavement must be at least 35 years… Continue reading WSDOT WINS 2019 PERPETUAL PAVEMENT AWARD

2019, Guam, Sustainability

Guam Looks to Green Infrastructure

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (GEPA) is working with engineering firm CH2M Hill/Jacobs Engineering to boost the island’s sustainability by greening its infrastructure. In particular, The Guam Daily Post reports, the agency is looking to promote the use of recyclable materials in road construction. Although the report doesn’t include many details.  However, given that asphalt… Continue reading Guam Looks to Green Infrastructure

2019, Asphalt Pavements, Sustainability, Utah

‘Nature’s cement’ is key ingredient in new road paving technology

When faced with the option of turning paved roads back into gravel due to budget constraints, one Utah county decided to do something different – a decision that is paying off in spades. The county decided to use a new repaving process developed by Lithified Technologies on two sections of County Road 110, referred to… Continue reading ‘Nature’s cement’ is key ingredient in new road paving technology

2019, Nevada, Sustainability

Report Encourages Electrification of Nevada’s Transportation System

“Electrifying the movement of goods and people around the state moves the needle forward on all of Nevada’s priorities for growth and livability – energy independence, clean energy, clean air, economic mobility, and an efficient transportation system,” the report noted. Click here to learn more about this potential change to Nevada's transportation system. Courtesy of… Continue reading Report Encourages Electrification of Nevada’s Transportation System

2019, California, Sustainability

Caltrans to Use EPDs in Pilot Tests

Last month, the California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA) hosted a webinar on environmental product declarations (EPDs). During the webinar, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced an initial list of four asphalt pavement projects that will request EPDs as part of the bid. This is part of a pilot project designed to allow Caltrans to… Continue reading Caltrans to Use EPDs in Pilot Tests