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Milwaukee Earns Asphalt Innovation Award

Department of Public Works recognized for High Impact Paving Program. The Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association (WAPA) announced today that the City of Milwaukee were recipients of the 2016 Local Government Asphalt Award for advancing innovation in asphalt pavements.

Platteville Earns Asphalt Innovation Award

Department of Public Works recognized for Thin Overlay Program. The Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association (WAPA) announced today that the City of Platteville were recipients of the 2016 Local Government Asphalt Award for advancing innovation in asphalt pavements.

Executive Update: 2016 WAPA Conference and Awards, Design Guide, Percent Within Limits

In this Executive Update we preview the WAPA 2016 Annual Conference and Awards, highlight the 2016 WAPA Design Guide, and discuss new Percent Within Limits acceptance measures. Annual WAPA Conference Preview WAPA Awards Luncheon Now Available: WAPA 2016 Asphalt Design Guide Improved Acceptance: Percent Within Limits The 2016 Annual WAPA Conference is coming up quickly. … Read more

“Turnout for Transportation” Statewide Event on Thursday

WAPA urges you to turn out for transportation. In this unprecedented event, county, city, town and village officials from all 72 counties in Wisconsin will gather to have their voices heard in a simultaneous meeting to bring attention to transportation. The meeting will focus on critical projects in your region and the need for the … Read more

2016 WAPA Scholarships – Now Accepting Student Applications

We’re pleased to announce that the Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association will award two WAPA Student Scholarships in 2016. 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 Form … Read more

2016 WAPA Conference: Registration is OPEN for Attendees, Exhibitors and Sponsors

Registration is now open for the 2016 Annual WAPA Conference and Business Meeting to be held November 29 and 30 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

Just Published – 2016 Asphalt Pavement Design Guide

WAPA is pleased to release our 2016 Asphalt Pavement Design Guide, a major new update to our comprehensive guidance document. This completely revised publication communicates the fundamentals and fine points of asphalt pavement design, construction, and rehabilitation. It is intended for use by architects, engineers, developers, owners, and officials at all levels of government. The … Read more

Executive Update: Infographics, Summer Meetings, Air Void Regression

In this Executive Update we share new infographics on asphalt benefits, tell what we learned at national meetings, and explain how air void regression improves asphalt roads. Infographics Tell the Drivability Story Association Execs Share Best Practices NAPA Midyear Meeting Building Better Pavements: Air Void Regression Coming Soon: WAPA Design Guide; Annual Conference WAPA’s marketing … Read more

Executive Update: New Marketing Materials; Answering a Rough Report on Roads

It’s paving season and we know you’re busy. This brief Executive Update discusses new informational materials about asphalt pavements and the importance of communicating the benefits. Print and Video Materials on Asphalt Benefits A Transportation System in Need—Asphalt is the Answer Get Engaged WAPA is an active participant in the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA), a … Read more

Executive Update: Making Connections Across Wisconsin

This Executive Update highlights WAPA outreach in our state (Lunch & Learns, Inspection Trainings, Improvement Conference) as well as nationally (Washington Fly-In).

APA Videos Spotlight Asphalt Benefits

Five videos on our website produced by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance bring to life the benefits of asphalt pavements.

Executive Update: Long-Term Funding; State and National Conferences

This Executive Update highlights the FAST Act and recent conferences in Wisconsin and nationally.

Executive Update: WAPA Conference Sneak Preview

As you likely already know, WAPA’s 56th Annual Conference and Business Meeting, to be held December 1 and 2 in Madison, is coming up quick. We have gone through your feedback and suggestions to put together an exciting lineup of speakers and topics once again this year. We hope that this will continue to be … Read more

NEW Asphalt Bid/Mix Specifications – Guidance and Web Tool

WisDOT and WAPA have worked together to deliver guidance on new asphalt bid requirements in Wisconsin. Beginning in 2016, WisDOT will require that asphalt mix and PG binder prices be combined into one bid item. In addition, submitted bids must use an updated nomenclature that streamlines the various components of the bid item. We have … Read more

2015 WAPA Conference: Registration is OPEN for Attendees, Exhibitors and Sponsors

Registration is now open for the 56th Annual WAPA Conference and Business Meeting to be held December 1 and 2 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 lunch with our keynote … Read more

WAPA Porous Asphalt Pavements Design Guide

WAPA is pleased to announce the publication of our Porous Asphalt Pavement Design Guide. Part of WAPA’s Technical Bulletin series, this document addresses the issues surrounding the design, construction and maintenance of this exciting green technology. The 12-page publication combines latest national best practices with Wisconsin-specific guidance. We hope it will be a valuable tool … Read more

Executive Update: A Commitment to Serving Wisconsin

Like a County Trunk Highway through the beautiful Wisconsin landscape, the transportation industry has its ups and downs. WAPA is always here to serve through all of them. This summer presented some great opportunities: WAPA had a chance to connect with other state associations and receive national recognition for our website at the NAPA mid-year … Read more

WAPA Earns National Award for Outstanding Website

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced today that Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association, of Madison, Wisc. is a finalist of a 2014 Outstanding Website Award. The association was recognized Monday, July 13, at a ceremony recognizing the Operational Excellence Award recipients during the NAPA Midyear Meeting in Denver. Read the for the full story.

Executive Update: Delivering Peak Performance in Wisconsin

The theme of the midyear National Asphalt Pavement Association meeting, “Peak Performance,” also describes the efforts of the asphalt and transportation communities here in Wisconsin. Even as agency and industry staff are busy building asphalt pavements across the state, work goes on to secure vital transportation funding and to keep designing the highest quality product. … Read more

Executive Update: Wisconsin Springs into the Paving Season

The warmer weather signals the start of another construction season. Even as the Wisconsin asphalt paving community is getting to work on new projects across the state, many have taken the time this spring to participate in events dedicated to the constant improvement of our industry and our product. From outreach with lawmakers to technical … Read more