ODOT District Six Receives National Concrete Pavement Award

ODOT District Six and Guymon Residency were recognized at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation Commission’s January meeting for receiving a national award from the American Concrete Pavement Association for their role in the reconstruction of the US-64/US-385 Junction in Boise City, OK.

The Boise City project took home the Gold award for the Municipal Streets & Intersections Greater Than 30,000 Square Yards category. The project was engineered and owned by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and constructed by IHC Scott of Englewood, CO. This project reconstructed Boise City’s Town Square where US-64 and US-385 come together and encompass the County Courthouse. Many challenges were met by the District, Residency and Contractor as they worked to reduce the impact on the courthouse and many businesses affected by construction.

Photo courtesy of Russell Perkins

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Unveils New 15 Year Program

During Tuesday’s Authority meeting, OTA Director and Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation Tim Gatz shared his vision for a long range program for the OTA to fill several needs of Oklahoma’s Transportation system. OTA’s long range plans include:

  • I-44/Turner Turnpike and Will Rogers Turnpike widening, enhancements and additional interchanges with state highways;
  • Kilpatrick Turnpike enhancements;
  • Gilcrease Expressway completion; and
  • Improvements to help alleviate traffic on I-35 and I-44 in south Oklahoma City; amongst many other turnpike improvements across the state.

Meadors Recognized for Outstanding Promotion

Alan Meadors receives Outstanding Promotion Award from ACPA CEO Laura O’Neil Kaumo

Arkansas Promotional Director Alan Meadors was recognized at ACPA’s 58th Annual Concrete Pavement Convention last week in Huntington Beach, CA. The Outstanding Promotion Award is presented annually to an individual or group who has made significant contributions through promotion efforts or programs to advance the awareness, specification, and/or placement of concrete pavements. This recognition is reserved for those who have been on the front lines making a difference for our industry. Meadors’ promotional efforts include helping ARDOT transition to the PaveME design method and providing concrete solutions to ARDOT on Interstate 40 and other projects. Congratulations Alan!

Mark Your Calendar – Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Conference March 21st & 22nd

The dates have been set for March 21st & 22nd for the next Oklahoma Concrete Conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Please mark your calendars so you don’t miss this important event.

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