Did You Know…

Concrete overlays can serve as sustainable and cost-effective solutions for improved management of pavement assets, including preservation, resurfacing, and rehabilitation. Download the latest ‘Guide to Concrete Overlays’ here.

Arkansas Issue #1 Passes!

Congratulations Arkansas on the passage of Issue #1. The continuation of this revenue source will allow for $5.6 billion in road and bridge maintenance and a second phase of the Connecting Arkansas program.

Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Awards – Call for Nominations

Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Awards – Call for Nominations OK/AR Chapter, ACPA is looking for outstanding examples of concrete pavement projects within the state of Oklahoma for recognition in our annual awards program. Qualified nominees must have been constructed in Oklahoma during the 2020 construction season. These awards are a great way to recognize all the hard work engineers, inspectors, and contractors put into their projects. Nominations can be submitted through an online submittal process or by completing the attached form and returning it to the OK/AR Chapter. Project Nomination Form You can access the online submittal system at: http://www.acpa.org/acpa-excellence-in-concrete-paving-awards/. From this page, you can create a login by clicking the “Register a New User” link. If you have previously created a login to submit a project to the national program, you can use that same login to access the system. After logging-in, choose “Begin an Application for a New Project” and make certain to select “Oklahoma/Arkansas Chapter – ACPA” under the awards program section. Nominations must be received no later than December 11th, 2020 to be considered for an award. Awards for the winning projects will be presented at an awards luncheon held during the OK/AR ACPA Annual Concrete Pavement Conference March 24th, 2021 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Oklahoma City.

Senate Passes One-Year Extension of Highway Bill

Last night, the Senate approved the previously passed Continuing Resolution (CR) effectively extending the highway program for one year. It was signed into law by the President early this morning.

The continuing resolution authorizes the transfer of $10.4 billion to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) from the general fund for highways and another $3.2 billion for transit to keep the HTF solvent. While this action keeps highway projects funded at current levels for the next year, it is still woefully inadequate to keep pace with needs. ACPA will continue to engage Congress and encourage them to make transportation funding a priority.