Tag Archives: pavement

Ribbon Cutting Held for Bella Vista Bypass

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held September 30th to commemorate the opening of the Bella Vista Bypass connecting NW Arkansas to SW Missouri. This regionally important highway will ultimately be known as Interstate 49 and is a expected to be a major improvement in both safety and travel times for motorists in the area.

Save the Date! Arkansas Concrete Pavement Conference August 24th & 25th

Save the date for the 2021 Arkansas Concrete Pavement Conference. The conference will be held August 24th & 25th at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Little Rock. Please plan on joining us fun and fellowship as we hear from some of the top concrete pavement experts from around the country.

Paving Industry Competition in Arkansas

Healthy markets require robust competition. The paving materials market, however, has relatively little competition between industries. MIT has found that this inflates paving material unit costs. In Arkansas, findings suggest that increasing competition between paving material industries lowers paving unit costs for both asphalt (AC) and concrete (PCC)— which could result in significant savings for both departments of transportation (DOTs) and taxpayers. View the full MIT Arkansas Competition document here.

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’.