In Memoriam: Ned Bechthold

We are saddened by the loss of Payne & Dolan’s Ned Bechthold, who passed away on May 9. Please see the full obituary for Ned and visit the memories and condolences page. Ned will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Securing Transportation Funding for Wisconsin’s Future

Nothing More Costly Than Not Funding Transportation. When both Republicans and Democrats agree on something as big as transportation funding, that means it’s important. In keynote addresses, Gov. Scott Walker and President Barack Obama highlighted the importance of investing in our infrastructure and all the industries that rely on a strong transportation system. With federal … Read more

Vote YES for Transportation

WAPA is among a long list of organizations, associations and companies supporting a proposed amendment to the state constitution to create a transportation fund. If approved, the amendment would require that revenues generated through the use of the state transportation system be deposited into a fund for the exclusive purpose of funding the state’s transportation … Read more

Higher Recycled Pavements are Coming to Wisconsin

In the Fall 2013 issue [PDF] of Wisconsin Asphalt News, we discussed the benefits of asphalt mixes with increased levels of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS). The message: With the right engineering and attention, neighboring states are making this technology work. We can now report that exciting developments are happening here … Read more

Earlier Maintenance with Thin Layers Pays Off

Thin asphalt overlays are generating a lot of excitement nationally. The article Thinlays for Pavement Preservation in the March/April 2014 issue of NAPA’s Asphalt Pavement magazine spells out the strategies for extending pavement life through the use of thin asphalt overlays. The article explains that these thin overlays are “specifically engineered for preservation [and] can … Read more

At-the-Site Recycling Delivers the Three E’s

Asphalt is already the most recycled product in the world, and one particularly green technique allows it to be reused on the spot. Cold in-place recycling (CIR) is a rehabilitation technique where existing pavement is incorporated straight into a new pavement. With CIR, an old pavement is converted to RAP by milling, planing or crushing. … Read more

New WAPA Director of Engineering Deb Schwerman

WAPA welcomes Deb Schwerman as our new Director of Engineering. Schwerman brings more than 20 years of experience to the position, having worked both for state government and in industry. She brings a wealth of technical knowledge on asphalt pavement materials, mechanistic design, construction processes, and specifications and will be a great asset in the … Read more

Wisconsin Asphalt News – Fall 2013

In the Fall 2013 WAPA newsletter: 2013 Conference to Feature Professional Development Hours Gearing Up for High-RAP Asphalt. Asphalt Maintenance Requires Proper Planning and Execution. Performance Testing Helps Advance Pavement Innovation. Featured Member: Pavement Technology, Inc. Roll Out the Welcome Mat for Lawmakers.

Wisconsin Asphalt News – Spring 2013

In the Spring 2013 WAPA newsletter: Need a Stormwater Plan? Look to Porous Pavement. Q&A: NAPA’s Chief Technical Expert on Asphalt Trends. Contractors’ Survey on Asphalt Technology. Putting Low-Volume Roads on High Alert. Better, Greener Asphalt with Rubber. Expert Advice on Longitudinal Joints. Training Opportunity: Asphalt Inspection. New Website: