Innovation Awards

About the Award

WAPA is now accepting nominations online for the 2020 WAPA Innovation Awards. These 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

Please submit all nominations to WAPA by November 5. Winners will be recognized at the online 2020 Annual WAPA Conference

2019 award winners were recognized at the 2019 Annual WAPA Conference and are listed below.


Current and Previous Winners


Year Recipient Project
2019 WisDOT NC and NE Regions Pulverize/Relay and Cold In-Place Recycling Project. Press release.
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
2019 City of Marshfield Fiber Mix Asphalt. Press release.
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
2019 Milwaukee Public Schools Created new construction program based on discussions with industry, with an emphasis on partnering for longevity, safety, and pavement performance.
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.