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
Utah lawmakers on Wednesday discussed the possibility of borrowing $500 million through bonding to keep transportation projects on track that might otherwise be slowed during the pandemic and to take advantage of low interest rates. Click here for the rest of the story from The Salt Lake Tribune.
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
Martin Marietta, Lakewood, CO, had produced and worked with both warm mix asphalt and stone matrix asphalt before, but last year for the first time they combined the two on two road paving projects where half of the road was owned by Lakewood and half by Denver. Click here for more about this NAPA award… Continue reading WMA, SMA Mix Design Produces Smooth Road
Between the effects of the pandemic and the hammer to the economy, ODOT is faced with a $170-million revenue shortfall in 2020 and '21. That's just the start... click here to learn more in this news report from Channel 13 KVAL in Eugene, OR.
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
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
Hungry for Asphalt? HAPI is pleased to announce our new “HAPI Shorts” program - weekly lunch time sessions to satisfy your hunger. Each week (typically on Wednesday) at 11:30 a.m., we will conduct a 20 to 30-minute presentation via a Zoom meeting. Our goal is to build a library of 10 to 15 sessions on topics such as specifying… Continue reading HAPI Shorts – Lunch Lessons
The Asphalt Pavement Association of Oregon (APAO) is not a politically-focused organization and usually does not comment on legislative issues. However, they felt compelled to speak up because transportation infrastructure is at a critical stage with the looming expiration of the FAST Act, worsening road conditions, and the need to support family-wage jobs in a… Continue reading Oregon Asphalt Pavement Association Supports Increased Funding for Infrastructure
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