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

2023 Oklahoma Conference Registration is now open!

2023 Oklahoma Conference Registration
Registration for the ACPA Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Conference is now OPEN. Please reserve your room and register online as soon as possible as we expect the rooms to fill quickly.
Please click on the following link to register for conference! Visit our website
Conference will be March 20-21, 2023 
Come be a part of our 2023 Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Conference! There are sponsorship and exhibit opportunities available that you will see while registering. Please consider being a part of the 2023 ACPA Oklahoma Conference by being a sponsor or an exhibitor. 
If you have any questions, please contact our office at
(405) 767-5100 or 
We look forward to seeing you at conference! 

Upcoming Streets and Local Roads Workshops in Tulsa and Oklahoma City


Registration for the Streets and Local Roads workshop is now open! 

We will have a two-day event! 

The Tulsa Workshop will be held on October 12th at the Stoney Creek Hotel, Located at 200 W Albany Street, Broken Arrow, OK 73012

The Oklahoma City Workshop will be held on October 13th at the Credit Union House, Located at 631 E. Hill Street. OKC, OK 73105

Registration is $50.00 Lunch will be provided 

To register please click here-



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We look forward to seeing you there!