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2018 WAPA Conference: Registration is OPEN for Attendees, Exhibitors and Sponsors

Registration is now open for the 2018 Annual WAPA Conference and Business Meeting to be held November 27 and 28 in Madison!

Executive Update: ‘Watch for Us’ Safety Campaign, PAVEXpress Design Software, Thin Overlays

This Executive Update features the “Watch for Us” national work zone safety campaign; PAVEXpress pavement design software and PaveInstruct training tool; and thin asphalt overlays.

Executive Update: D.C. Fly-In, Parking Lot Training, County Engineers Conference, SAPA News

This Executive Update features this spring’s Washington, D.C. fly-in, commercial and industrial parking lot training seminars, a national convention of county engineers held in Wisconsin, and news from other state asphalt associations.

WAPA’s History

Our new History page tells the story of our association’s founding in 1948 and evolution into its current form. Featured items from WAPA’s archives—promotional materials and organizational documents—further highlight our industry and association in the early days.

Wisconsin Asphalt Industry Insider – April 2018

WAPA’s April 2018 Wisconsin Asphalt Industry Insider features what’s new and exciting with WAPA member companies.

Executive Update: Parking Lot Guidance, NAPA Task Groups, Research Award

This Executive Update features guidance for asphalt parking lots, new NAPA task groups, updates to WAPA’s asphalt pavement design guide, and award-winning Wisconsin asphalt pavement research.

NEW Publication – WAPA Parking Lot Design Guide

WAPA’s all new 2018 Asphalt Parking Lot Design Guide focuses on all phases of asphalt parking lot design, including planning, construction and maintenance. It also includes a comprehensive 61-point Inspection Checklist to help an on-site inspector identify key processes and follow best practices to produce a quality parking lot.

Updated for 2018 – WAPA Asphalt Pavement Design Guide

WAPA’s new and updated 2018 Asphalt Pavement Design Guide incorporates the latest state specs, adds a chapter on using WisDOT specs for non-WisDOT projects, and updates guidance and links throughout the publication.

Executive Update: 2017 WAPA Conference Highlights

This Executive Update features the WAPA 2017 Annual Conference, including general session highlights and details on the technical sessions and award winners.

Wisconsin Asphalt Industry Insider – October 2017

WAPA’s October 2017 Wisconsin Asphalt Industry Insider features what’s new and exciting with WAPA member companies.

Submit Nominations for 2017 WAPA Innovation Awards

WAPA is now accepting nominations for our 2017 Innovation Awards. Please use the online form to nominate an organization for an innovative project or practice that is helping advance the quality and performance of asphalt pavements in Wisconsin. Award categories are State (WisDOT Region or Office), Local (City, County, Town, or Village), and Business (Commercial Business or Association).

2017 WAPA Conference: Registration is OPEN for Attendees, Exhibitors and Sponsors

Registration is now open for the 2017 Annual WAPA Conference and Business Meeting to be held November 28 and 29 in Madison! Click the link above to find the following information: The complete conference agenda. This includes a packed lineup of presentations from state and national experts, technical breakout sessions, and our world-renowned hospitality suite.  … Read more

2017 WAPA Scholarships – Now Accepting Student Applications

We’re pleased to announce that the Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association will award at least WAPA Student Scholarships in 2017. One Engineering Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2,000. One Engineering Technician Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000. For both scholarships, the due date for students to complete the online application … Read more

Executive Update: Illinois Tollway, NAPA Midyear, Engineering Update, Permeable Pavement

In this Executive Update we highlight Innovations on the Illinois Tollway based on a conversation with Bill Vavrik, the NAPA Midyear Meeting , an update on Percent Within Limits and Air Void Regression, and a tour of Permeable Pavements in Dane County.

Executive Update: NRRA, Lunch & Learns, Parking Lots

In this Executive Update we highlight Wisconsin’s participation in the National Road Research Alliance based out of Minnesota, the WAPA Lunch & Learn sessions held this winter and spring, and new materials on asphalt parking lots from the Asphalt Pavement Alliance.

Wisconsin Asphalt Industry Insider – April 2017

WAPA’s April 2017 Wisconsin Asphalt Industry Insider features what’s new and exciting with WAPA member companies.

Executive Update: Winter Meetings, Combined Bid Update

In this Executive Update we highlight Wisconsin and national meetings as well as revisions to Wisconsin’s combined bid tool.

Northeast Asphalt Wins Top National Pavement Award

The National Asphalt Pavement Association announced this week that WAPA member company Northeast Asphalt Inc. of Greenville, Wis., is the winner of the 2016 Sheldon G. Hayes Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement.

Executive Update: 2016 WAPA Conference Highlights

In this Executive Update we highlight the WAPA 2016 Annual Conference, including the big takeaways and details on the technical sessions and award winners. 2016 Conference: An Engaged Asphalt Community Technical Sessions Inform and Enlighten Awarding Leaders and Innovators Another WAPA Annual Conference is in the books, and Presentations are now online. I’d like to … Read more

WisDOT, FHWA Earn State Asphalt Award

Work on STH 21 also receives honors for D.L. Gasser Construction. The Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association (WAPA) announced today that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) were the recipients of the 2016 State Asphalt Award for advancing innovation in asphalt pavements.