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Concrete Pavement Maintenance

ACPA Publishes Sustainability Whitepaper

 

Across the globe, millions of miles of pavements are placed or rehabilitated every year. As the worldwide challenge to address climate change persists, decision-makers are called on to make pavement type and treatment selections that must meet ever increasing levels for improving sustainability. Additionally, these selections must be resilient to withstand increasing threats of natural and man-made disasters.This report provides an overview of the research supporting concrete pavement’s role in meeting the standards of sustainability and resilience, ultimately creating a future that meets the needs of generations to come.

 

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Joe Echelle Recognized as Government Official of the Year by International Grooving & Grinding Association

Joe Echelle, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, receives the 2022 Government Official of the Year Award

The 2022 Government Official of the Year award went to Joe Echelle, Assistant Executive Director, Maintenance, Engineering & Construction, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA). The Government Official of the Year award recognizes leadership in transportation with special emphasis on grooving, grinding and concrete pavement preservation (CPP).

In his role with the OTA, Echelle is responsible for maintaining 630 miles of turnpikes throughout Oklahoma and is responsible for day-to-day operations. He was chosen to receive the Government Official of the Year Award because he has been a continuous champion of improving pavement conditions, making them more safe and efficient for Oklahoma motorists. His approach of maintaining pavements before they deteriorate, rather than addressing problems when the pavements are already at the end of their life, has resulted in millions in dollars of savings for Oklahoma residents.

“Joe has been an exceptional advocate for concrete pavements as well as the importance of pavement preservation techniques to optimize the taxpayer’s investment. We are thrilled to see his efforts recognized on a national level as the way DOT leaders can and should approach highway maintenance.” said Brent Burwell, Executive Director of the Oklahoma/Arkansas ACPA Chapter.

 

Dowel Bar Retrofit Extends Life of Oklahoma Concrete Pavements

Excellence In Concrete Pavement Award Winners Announced

The American Concrete Pavement Association is pleased to announce therecipients of the 33rd Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards. For over 30 years, the awards program has recognized the contractors, engineers, and project owners responsible for the country’s most outstanding concrete pavement projects. Award winners will be celebrated during the Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards banquet on Thursday, December 1, during ACPA’s 59th Annual Meeting. 

 

This year, the Association recognizes 26 award-winning projects and the hard work, outstanding quality, and creative approaches to problem-solving demonstrated by project partners. In all, ACPA congratulates 19 unique contractors whose exceptional projects span 11 affiliated Chapter/State Associations. ACPA also expresses appreciation to the 35 professionals who served as judges of the award submittals, reviewing nomination details and scoring the projects. 

 

In keeping with tradition, the announcement of the “Gold” and “Silver” award level will remain a secret until the award presentation ceremony during the ACPA 59th Annual Meeting.