May 2015

Executive Director's Message:


Rain, Rain, Go Away (not really)
Despite the consistent rain showers each and every day, the month of May has proven to be a very busy time of year for the Utah Asphalt Pavement Association (UAPA).  And after the winter (or lack thereof) we had, the recent rain showers are certainly welcome, but it has made for an interesting start to the construction season nonetheless.  Regardless, rain or no rain, May has flown by; here are a few things the association worked on or was a part of this month:


Agree on a long-term, sustainable revenue solution for fixing the Highway Trust Fund this summer:

We are gathering signatures through to deliver to Congress. Sign your name and tell Congress to get to work.

Federal funding for roads, bridges, and transit is set to go over a fiscal cliff this summer. The Highway Trust Fund spends over $40 billion annually to repair and modernize roads, bridges, and transit systems in every state across the country. This revenue comes from a motor fuels user fee that has not been raised since 1993. Simply, we are trying to fund a 2015 transportation system on 1993 dollars. Given this untenable formula, when the Fund finally becomes insolvent, there will be no new highway and transit investment if Congress fails to act. Read More


UDOT Spring Newsletter:


In this edition you will find the following articles:

  • Research Director's Message
  • 2015 UTRAC Workshop and SHRP2 Updates
  • Benefits of the TRB Annual Meeting
  • Mountain View Corridor Project
  • Non-Consent Two Truck Costs in Utah
  • Vertical Impedance and Acoustic Impact-Echo Testing
  • Revenue Impacts regarding Gasoline Tax Revenues
  • Calendar of Events and Webinars

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NAPA Mid-Year Meeting:


Early Bird Discounted Rates End June 12
Click here for more information and to register

General Sessions You Don't Want to Miss...
  • Pavement Performance: True Durability With Asphalt
  • Rebuilding the Brand: How Harley-Davidson Became King of the Road


New Member Welcome:

We would like to recognize and welcome our newest members of the UAPA:
  • Weber County - Affiliate Member
  • Cache County - Affiliate Member
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Industry Partner
  • Washington City - Affiliate Member
  • Martin Marietta - Associate Member


Lunch & Learn Series:


"Why Pavements Fail and What 

You Can Do About It"

Come and join UAPA on Thursday, June 18th from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM at our next Lunch and Learn Presentation on "Why Pavements Fail and What You Can Do About It."

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a roundtable discussion with three industry experts on what you can do to prevent premature pavement failure in the pre-paving, paving, and post paving stages of construction of your road project. Come hungry with your questions, and leave full with the right answers.

Lunch is on us! Come for Free!

When: Thursday, June 18, 2015

From 12pm - 1:30pm 

Where: Association Solutions Office
7414 S. State Street

Midvale, UT 84047 



UAPA Member Visits


Special thanks to Chad Johnson and our good friends at Rocky Mountain Fabrication (RMF) for hosting Reed Ryan and Waylund Ludlow (UAPA Membership Committee Chair) at their facilities in Salt Lake City this month. It's always great to see UAPA members hard at work! Click on the following link to learn more about Rocky Mountain Fabrication and the great work they do for the asphalt industry and others.

In This Issue
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Calendar of Events

 CIR Specification Meeting

June 3, 2015

 Board of Directors Meeting

June 3, 2015

 Operations Advisory Committee Meeting

June 9, 2015


Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

June 10, 2015

 Executive Committee Meeting

June 15, 2015

 Lunch & Learn  - Why Pavement Fails

June 18, 2015

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 Roundtable for Contractors

June 19, 2015

 Annual Golf Classic

August 19, 2015

Southern Utah Asphalt Seminar - Dixie Center

November 17, 2015

 Utah Asphalt Conference 2016

February 24-25 

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