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ACPA Annual Awards Submittal Deadline July 12th

The deadline to submit pavement projects for consideration for the 35th Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards is next Friday, July 12th. The award-winning projects will be celebrated during our Awards dinner on December 5th, 2024, at ACPA’s 61st Annual Meeting at the Camby hotel in Phoenix, AZ. Submit your innovative projects today by clicking here

Optimizing Concrete Pavement Opening to Traffic

Recent research has determined that conventional wisdom of designing concrete mixes for very high early strengths to open the pavement to traffic early may not be the best approach. Typically, high early strength mixes contain additional cement in order to obtain design strength faster, but end up with a 28 day strength much higher than design. This additional cement not only increases initial cost but more importantly, may reduce long term durability. The Concrete Pavement Technology Center recently published a technical summary entitled ‘Optimizing Concrete Pavement Opening to Traffic’ which examines these considerations and suggests that a much better approach may be to redefine our opening to traffic strengths to something much lower than what we are using today. Click HERE to download your free copy.



Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards

Congratulations to our ACPA National Award winners! Two Oklahoma projects brought home the Gold from this year’s American Concrete Pavement Association Excellence in Concrete Pavements awards. The awards program encourages high-quality workmanship in every concrete pavement project and serves as a forum for sharing information about highly successful projects.


Gold Winner in the Divided Highways – Rural Category

Interstate 40 near Vian in Sequoyah County




Gold Winner in the Divided Highways – Urban Category

Gilcrease Turnpike

Choosing Equivalent Pavement Designs

Life-cycle costs are an increasingly important decision point in the selection of pavement materials. Life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) requires careful consideration of the complete costs over time – not only the cost to construct the pavement system, but the cost to keep it in good condition over time.

For more information on LCCA, download this free resource from ACPA here.

Join Us at NASAO 2023!


Please stop by the ACPA booth at NASAO 2023!