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Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Awards – Call for Nominations

Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Awards – Call for Nominations OK/AR Chapter, ACPA is looking for outstanding examples of concrete pavement projects within the state of Oklahoma for recognition in our annual awards program. Qualified nominees must have been constructed in Oklahoma during the 2020 construction season. These awards are a great way to recognize all the hard work engineers, inspectors, and contractors put into their projects. Nominations can be submitted through an online submittal process or by completing the attached form and returning it to the OK/AR Chapter. Project Nomination Form You can access the online submittal system at: http://www.acpa.org/acpa-excellence-in-concrete-paving-awards/. From this page, you can create a login by clicking the “Register a New User” link. If you have previously created a login to submit a project to the national program, you can use that same login to access the system. After logging-in, choose “Begin an Application for a New Project” and make certain to select “Oklahoma/Arkansas Chapter – ACPA” under the awards program section. Nominations must be received no later than December 11th, 2020 to be considered for an award. Awards for the winning projects will be presented at an awards luncheon held during the OK/AR ACPA Annual Concrete Pavement Conference March 24th, 2021 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Oklahoma City.

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.

Highway Funding Expires September 30th – Take Action!

With Federal highway and transit programs on the verge of shutting down in two weeks, ACPA launched a call to action late last Friday. We’re reminding readers there is still time to show your support for a legislative call to action to extend the highway bill for one year.

 

By clicking here, you will arrive at the NACA website, where you can easily and quickly send a letter to members of Congress and President Trump, urging them to take swift and decisive action before the FAST Act, the current surface transportation law, expires on September 30. The process of sending letters takes less than 1 minute and involves clicking on “Take Action,” then sending letters by reviewing and sending the draft letter using separate tabs for Congress and the President.

 

For those who have not yet participated, ACPA is asking all members, chapter affiliates, staff, and technology partners to contact elected officials as soon as possible to urge them to support three requests:

  • A growth-oriented one-year extension of current surface transportation;
  • Solvency of the Highway Trust Fund; and
  • Emergency funding to state departments of transportation and transit agencies.

Streets & Local Roads Webinar

OK/AR Chapter ACPA is hosting an online Streets and Local Roads webinar September 30th. This webinar will cover topics specific to the issues important to municipalities and local governments in managing their transportation systems. For agenda and registration information, click HERE.

Did You Know …

The best way to ensure your concrete pavement’s joint sealant stays in place and performs at its optimum is to make sure the sides of the concrete joint are clean and dry. To find out more about joint sealants and concrete pavements click here.