WisDOT and WAPA have worked together to deliver guidance on new asphalt bid requirements in Wisconsin.
Beginning in 2016, WisDOT will require that asphalt mix and PG binder prices be combined into one bid item. In addition, submitted bids must use an updated nomenclature that streamlines the various components of the bid item.
We have collaborated to provide the following support and resources as the new system goes into effect.
Using this interactive online tool, simply answer form questions about the pavement type, traffic classification, binder designation, and aggregate gradation. The system will output the appropriate WisDOT bid item number.
With this tool, you can quickly and easily generate bid item numbers for each layer of a pavement.
Asphalt Bid/Mix Specifications - Reference Guide (January 2020 update)
will help prepare you for these changes by familiarizing you with the updated nomenclature and providing examples of how to discuss your bids under this new method.
Asphalt Bid/Mix Specifications - Tear-Off Quick Reference Card (January 2020 update)
includes a mix table comparison of the old and new terminology, a step-by-step process for bid formulation, and an example of a bid item using the new method.
- The Wisconsin DOT Presentation on Asphalt Bid/Mix Specifications (original October 2015 presentation) from WisDOT’s Materials Lab provides additional explanation, guidance and context for the new system.
Please contact WAPA if you would like a printed copy of these materials.