Innovation Awards

About the Award

The WAPA Innovation Awards recognize technological advancements and innovations in asphalt pavements for three categories:

  • State – WisDOT Region or Office
  • Local – City, County, Town, or Village
  • Business – Commercial Business or Association

2018 award winners were recognized at the 2018 Annual WAPA Conference and are listed below.



Year Recipient Project
2018 WisDOT NW Region and City of Rice Lake Asphalt Interlayer Project. Press release.
2017 WisDOT NE Region Percent Within Limits (PWL) Implementation. Press release.
2016 WisDOT SW Region and FWHA In-Place Density/Air Void Regression on STH 21. Press release.


Year Recipient Project
2018 City of Stevens Point Perpetual Pavement Design. Press release.
Fond du Lac County Highway Department Various Construction Test Sections. Press release.
2017 City of Janesville Recycled Asphalt Mix Designs and Performance Testing. Press release.
Marathon County Highway Department Various Construction Techniques including Cold In-Place Recycling and Thin Asphalt Overlays. Press release.
2016 City of Milwaukee High Impact Paving Program. Press release.
City of Platteville Thin Asphalt Overlay Program. Press release.


Year Recipient Project
2018 Christ the King Lutheran Church Innovative paving practices for parking lot reconstruction in Delafield.
2017 Kieler Farms and MSA Professional Services Construction of an asphalt feed pad at new dairy farm in SW Wisconsin. The 1000′ x 250′ feed pad consists of 5″ MT mix with a 3″ 3-MT 58-28S lower lift and a 2″ 5-MT 58-28H surface lift.
2016 Mills Fleet Farm Use of Fibers in Parking Lot Reconstructions. Both in Wausau and Hudson locations, Mills Fleet Farm is milling 2” and paving a 4 LT (or E-0.3 12.5 mm) PG 58-28 mix with the addition of fibers to increase tensile strength and reduce reflective cracking.