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Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Conference Postponed

The OK/AR Chapter, ACPA has decided to postpone the upcoming March Annual Concrete Pavement Conference until further notice due to the current Covid-19 situation. We are monitoring the rapidly changing conditions of this pandemic and hope to be able to reschedule for sometime during the summer or early fall. Hopefully as vaccine distribution accelerates and warmer weather arrives this summer, conditions will improve to the point where we have confidence in the safety of conducting this important event. Thank you for your understanding.

Did you Know…

Oklahoma has constructed several concrete overlays over the years as an efficient way of extending the life of existing pavements. You can view details about these projects and others like them from across the country using ACPA’s interactive website – ‘Overlay Explorer’.

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.

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.