Asphalt Awards

About the Award

WAPA recognizes technological advancements and innovations in asphalt pavements through its annual Asphalt Awards. Awards are given in any of three categories:

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

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for this year’s award. Winners were announced at the 2023 Annual WAPA Conference and Business Meeting. Applications for the 2024 awards will announced in the fall.

Current and Previous Winners


2023WisDOT SW RegionResurfacing the US 18/151 corridor in Dane County from Mount Horeb to Verona involved 48 lane miles and 6 interchanges. Press release.
2022WisDOT NC Region and BTS100% recycled project on STH 173 in Nekoosa. Press release.
2021WisDOT Bureau of Technical ServicesAdvancing innovation in asphalt pavements. Press release.
2020WisDOT SE RegionRehabilitation Work on Marquette Interchange Perpetual Pavement Project. Press release.
2019WisDOT NC and NE RegionsPulverize/Relay and Cold In-Place Recycling Project. Press release.
2018WisDOT NW Region and City of Rice LakeAsphalt Interlayer Project. Press release.
2017WisDOT NE RegionPercent Within Limits (PWL) Implementation. Press release.
2016WisDOT SW Region and FWHAIn-Place Density/Air Void Regression on STH 21. Press release.


2023Green Lake County Highway DepartmentAggregates sourced from a site less than a mile from the project. Press release.
2022Calumet County Highway DepartmentEnvironmentally Sustainable Construction Practices. Press release.
2021City of KaukaunaInnovative Pavement Design. Press release.
2020Sauk County Highway DepartmentWarm-Mix Asphalt and Cold In-Place Recycling. Press release.
2019City of MarshfieldFiber Mix Asphalt. Press release.
2018City of Stevens PointPerpetual Pavement Design. Press release.
Fond du Lac County Highway DepartmentVarious Construction Test Sections. Press release.
2017City of JanesvilleRecycled Asphalt Mix Designs and Performance Testing. Press release.
Marathon County Highway DepartmentVarious Construction Techniques including Cold In-Place Recycling and Thin Asphalt Overlays. Press release.
2016City of MilwaukeeHigh Impact Paving Program. Press release.
City of PlattevilleThin Asphalt Overlay Program. Press release.


2023Road AmericaThe racetrack offers unique paving challenges, including more slopes and quicker transitions into super-elevation curves. Two paving crews, two grading crews, a milling crew, and up to 46 trucks on the highest volume days were on site to help achieve the tight construction window.
2022Fabel Repair & Collision CenterPolymer modified asphalt parking lot to accommodate for heavy loading and truck traffic.
2020FKG Oil - MotoMartPolymer modified asphalt paving while utilizing speed of construction to remain open safely through project completion.
2019Milwaukee Public SchoolsCreated new construction program based on discussions with industry, with an emphasis on partnering for longevity, safety, and pavement performance.
2018Christ the King Lutheran ChurchInnovative paving practices for parking lot reconstruction in Delafield.
2017Kieler Farms and MSA Professional ServicesConstruction 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.
2016Mills Fleet FarmUse 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.