Marshfield Earns Road Building Award

Public Works Department recognized for Fiber Mix Asphalt

Date: December 3, 2019
Contact: Brandon Strand (608) 609-8024

Madison – The Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association (WAPA) announced today that the City of Marshfield was the recipient of the 2019 Local Government Asphalt Award for advancing innovation in asphalt pavements. The Public Works Department was recognized today (December 3) at a ceremony during the association’s 60th Annual Conference in Pewaukee, WI.

30 years ago, the City of Marshfield was looking for a solution to rehabilitate their deteriorated concrete streets. After looking at various options, they decided to go with asphalt overlays that had fibers added to the mix. Fiber mix asphalt has evolved over the years and the city has adapted and used different techniques including fibers that melt directly into the asphalt.

“Fiber mix asphalt reduces reflective cracking, increases pavement durability, along with reducing maintenance costs,” said Brandon Strand, Executive Director for WAPA.

Since 1989, fiber mix asphalt has been a consistent part of Marshfield’s asphalt pavement program and has reduced maintenance costs allowing the city to do more asphalt paving.

“We commend Marshfield for using innovatively designed pavements to ensure pavement performance and leveraging technological advancements in our industry to build better roads for the traveling public,” Strand concluded.

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“Asphalt. Wisconsin rides on us.” Established in 1948, WAPA is a statewide, non-profit organization representing the interests of the asphalt industry on a wide range of issues related to pavement design, construction, maintenance, specifications, costs, marketing, and policy at the local, state, and federal levels. WAPA’s mission is to promote quality asphalt pavements that are safe, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective.

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