Portland Cement Quality Initiative Task Force

The Portland Cement Quality Initiative Task Force (PCQITF) is a group transportation professionals made up of Oklahoma DOT and concrete pavement industry members that meet quarterly to discuss ways to improve the quality of portland cement concrete pavements. Specifications, standard drawings, research and innovative products are some of the things reviewed by this committee. If you have a suggestion on how to help us improve our product, please contact the OK/AR ACPA office at 405 767 5100 or send us an email at bburwell@pavement.com.

Interstate Relocation Opens Gateway to Oklahoma City

A prominent Oklahoma concrete pavement project was featured in ACPA’s Concrete Progress magazine recently. The recently constructed Oklahoma City Boulevard was highlighted in the most recent edition of this nationally recognized magazine. Interested readers may find a copy of this article at http://www.acpa.org/concretepavementprogress.

 

ODOT Implements New Longitudinal Tining Spec

Effective with the July 2020 letting, Special Provision 414-17(a) 09 for Longitudinal Finish (see attached) will be included in all contracts with Portland Cement Concrete Pavement.

This special provision will make longitudinal tining the preferred method of concrete finishing.

House T&I Committee Releases Surface Transportation Reauthorization Language

House T&I Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today released the text of the much-anticipated surface transportation reauthorization, known as the INVEST in America Act, according to information provided by ACPA legislative consultants Ed Graber and Chad Bradley. This is a five-year, $494 billion package built largely on the framework he released in January. (Click here to download a pdf outline of the bill.)