Author Archives: Brent Burwell

Ribbon Cutting Held for Bella Vista Bypass

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held September 30th to commemorate the opening of the Bella Vista Bypass connecting NW Arkansas to SW Missouri. This regionally important highway will ultimately be known as Interstate 49 and is a expected to be a major improvement in both safety and travel times for motorists in the area.

Save the Date! Arkansas Concrete Pavement Conference August 24th & 25th

Save the date for the 2021 Arkansas Concrete Pavement Conference. The conference will be held August 24th & 25th at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Little Rock. Please plan on joining us fun and fellowship as we hear from some of the top concrete pavement experts from around the country.

Weaver-Bailey Contractors to host Roller Compacted Concrete Workshop

Weaver-Bailey Contractors will be hosting a Lunch and Learn workshop on Roller Compacted Concrete June 10th from 12:00 noon to 1:30 at their headquarters in Conway, AR. Corey Zollinger of CEMEX and Stacy Williams of the University of Arkansas will be the presenters.

 

Paving Industry Competition in Arkansas

Healthy markets require robust competition. The paving materials market, however, has relatively little competition between industries. MIT has found that this inflates paving material unit costs. In Arkansas, findings suggest that increasing competition between paving material industries lowers paving unit costs for both asphalt (AC) and concrete (PCC)— which could result in significant savings for both departments of transportation (DOTs) and taxpayers. View the full MIT Arkansas Competition document here.

It’s On! Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Conference Scheduled for June 1st & 2nd.

With Oklahoma on pace to provide Covid-19 vaccinations to every Oklahoma adult who wants one by June, OK/AR Chapter ACPA has scheduled its annual Concrete Pavement Conference for June 1st & 2nd. We are working with the hotel to ensure all necessary safety protocols are in place and will be offering a virtual option for those attendees who are still uncomfortable with in-person events.