Paving from around the State! Left :  Highway 85 - Littleton; Center: Highway 85 - Ault; Right: City of Littleton
Volume 13, Number 11                                               July 26,  2018
Table of Conte nts  Contents 
CAPA All Member Summer Family Picnic - 8/11/18
CAPA is hosting a family picnic for our members and their employees. Bring the whole family or just come yourself and enjoy an afternoon of food and fun.  When:  Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Sheridan Community Park from 1:00 to 4:00pm. We will have catered food, beverages, fun and games.
This has become a fun summer event for CAPA.   RSVP's are requested.  Link to register!
25th Annual "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Awards Program  2018 marks the 25th year of our awards program that recognizes the best in class paving in a variety of categories.  A commemorative 25th logo has been created and a special focus on quality improvement will be included in the annual Rocky Mt. Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show.  Don't wait until the last minute!!  Award Criteria and Award Nomination forms.  Deadline for submittal is postmarked no later than Oct. 26, 2018.   
CAPA on the Road  Mike Skinner, CAPA's Director of Pavement Engineering, had an action-packed trip to western Colorado 
recently.  He met a number of local agency representatives along the way including the City of Montrose Public Works staff Scott Murphy, PE - City Engineer; and Ryan Cushenam - Public Works Engineer, (center photo).   The FAA and Armstrong Consultants of Grand Junction are moving forward with a $6.98 M runway reconstruction project at Blake Field (KAJZ) @ Delta County (photo at left).  Eric Mocko, PE (Public Works Engineer) and Darren Starr (Streets Director) are managing the City of Grand Junction's 2018 street improvement program (photo at right).  More info       
2018 CAPA Golf  Tournament & Scholarship Fund Raiser - Open for Registration!! FridaySept. 14, Fox Hollow Golf Course - Lakewood.  Event Sponsor - Moody Insurance,  Registration is officially open. Register online!!
SPONSORS NEEDED!!  The Tournament is our primary way of fund raising for the Asphalt Technology Scholarship Program.  We partner with the APWA-Colorado Chapter and have sent over 120 city, county, consultant and contractor personnel to the National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University over the past 15 years.  Scholarship information may be found on the CAPA Web Site .  
MEMBER FOCUS: Sunland Asphalt 
In 2017, Sunland Asphalt acquired Long Time CAPA Member, Black Gold Asphalt & Concrete in Littleton, Colorado.  Sunland acquired Black Gold because of the company's pavement maintenance expertise in the region, longevity in the industry, stellar reputation of the Company and exceptional team.   With projects ranging from commercial parking lots to residential roads, Sunland Asphalt serves an array of customers in both public and private markets as well as general contractors in Colorado. From  Asphalt Repairs Crack Sealing Sealcoating Milling Paving and Overlays , and Concrete, our crews are ready to execute any pavement maintenance solution to meet your schedule and your budget. For more information Contact Don Mance
Industry News industry_news
E-470 Widening Project - Industry Informational Meeting:  1:00pm, Monday, July 30, 2018, CCA Offices   CCA  is helping E-470 with an industry briefing/open house for the next phase of their road widening project.   They are planning to expand the road between Quincy Ave. (on the south) and I-70 (on the north).  Key Project Features:   7 miles long, Grading/drainage for 8 lanes, 3rd lane added to outside in each direction; Widen 14 bridges; Widen Toll Plaza B; 170,000 tons asphalt; A n RFP is expected to be issued for CM/GC services in the next month or two. Neil Thomson (Director of Engineering/Roadway Maintenance) and his team will be presenting the project and available for Q/A.  
CDOT Transportation Matters Conference, September 28, 2018 (Register)          
APWA Snow & Ice Conference, Embassy Suites, Loveland, CO, September 26 - 28, 2018  (Register)
Transportation Funding Trans_Funding
Construction Industry Coalition Leading the Way- $3 Million and Rising!!    Thank you to those who have stepped up!  To those companies who have not yet made a commitment, please take action now!  Use this link  to see a list of organizations and companies who have made a commitment to help fund the campaign.  As a reminder the .62% sales tax increase measure will increase transportation funding by an average of about $1 billion per year over 20 years.  45% of the funds will be dedicated to CDOT to support a bonding program of up to $5 billion.  40% of the total funds will be allocated to every county and city statewide nearly  doubling the current amount they receive annually for transportation improvements.  Finally 15% of the revenue will go to a new multi-modal fund to provide funding for local and regional projects including transit options, bike paths, and other local priorities.   The CIC 527 can accept unlimited corporate contributions.  Please send your check to:  Colorado Construction Industry Coalition 527; C/O David Foster; FGMC, LLP; 360 S. Garfield Street, 6th Floor; Denver, CO 80209. Also,  a sample resolution  can be presented elected officials for approval and support. 
Signature Drive - Lunch Open House - Tuesday, July 31  Join CAPA and our industry partners (CCA, CSSGA, CRMCA, and ACPA) for an Open House Signature Drive Luncheon  to help gather signatures for the transportation ballot campaign.  A food truck and ice cream will be available.  Stop by between 11:00am - 2:30pm to enjoy lunch and sign the ballot petition.  All are welcome, spread the word!! 

Technical Resources workforce_Development
Survey Says: Significant Increase in WMA Tons  During 2017  Nearly 39% of all tons of asphalt pavement mixture produced in the U.S. used warm-mix asphalt (WMA) technologies to reduce production temperatures. That is just one of the findings of the asphalt industry's use of reclaimed materials and warm-mix asphalt during the 2017 construction season. A total of 147.4 million tons of WMA was produced at reduced temperatures during 2017, a 777% increase since 2009.  The survey found that more than 76.2 million tons of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and nearly 950,000 tons of reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS) were used in new asphalt pavement mixes in the U.S. during 2017. At year-end 2017, about 103.5 million tons of RAP and RAS were stockpiled for future use across the country. Reclaiming RAP for use in future pavements saved nearly 50 million cubic yards of landfill space during 2017.  Click here for a copy of the full survey report, including a state-by-state breakdown of data.      Survey: Use of Warm-Mix Asphalt Keeps Climbing   The CDOT WMA Approved Products List)  has been updated.   
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Asphalt from 1800s to WWII  The earliest case on record of rock asphalt being used in the U.S. for sidewalks is in the portico of the old Merchant's Exchange Building in Philadelphia in 1838. Read more about the asphalt industry's history.  

Free AI webinars available  Pavement preservation is currently a hot topic with many state highway agencies considering adoption over the next several years. Take advantage of these 14 free educational sessions
Training and Education Training
The next Introduction to Process Control/Owner Acceptance (PC/OA) Asphalt Testing Education Course  is planned for August 7 to 10.  Come 1 day or stay all 4.  This course is great for new employees or those interested in cross-training or a refresher.  Lead Instructor:  Cindy Rutkoski.    
Upcoming RMAEC Webinar:  Thin Lift Asphalt Overlay, Thursday, August 9, 11:30am - 1:00pm  ( Link to Register)
Webinars are offered at NO COST to CAPA Members and CDOT.
Asphalt Inspector Certification - August 15 
(Link to Register)
A simplified pavement design tool for flexible and rigid pavements using AASHTO 93/98 for local engineers, consultants, and students. A tool to help scope projects more effectively.  PaveXpress includes access to resources such as design guides from state DOTs and industry associations so you can build formal designs from its simple recommendations.  

Mike Goolsby, has been named the new CDOT Region 3 Regional Transportation Director.  Mike replaces Dave Eller who retired.  Most recently, Mike was the Maintenance Superintendent in the region.    We congratulate Mike and look forward to working with him.  Join us in congratulating Mike!

Commission Approves Triennial DBE Goal    New goal - 11.55%, old goal 12.15%.  (Link to report)


Senate Bill 1 - 1st Year Project List  The Commission approved the Senate Bill 1 - Year 1 Project List.  The list includes $100 M for Asset Management.

Additional Projects in Construction Year 2018  $100 M is now available for Asset Management projects.  Most of the regions are not planning any additional projects for 2018.  Region 2 has a project [SH 167 Fowler/SH 96 E of Boone] that will be advertised on August 2 and may have late season paving.

CDOT Ballot Measure Project List  A Ballot Measure Project List has been developed by CDOT.  The list includes over $6 Billion of projects.  There are 89 projects with over 40 less than $40 M and 40 projects that are more than $40 M.

The Efficiency & Accountability Committee met on July 19 following the Commission meeting.  The topic was the Right-of-Way policy of commission approval.  The committee discussed the current policy and whether or not the current procedure is excessive for commission approval of condemnation, acquisition, and settlement.   CAPA's Tom Peterson serves on the committee.  The next meeting is planned for August 16.
SAFETY Resources & Information Safety
WSDOT Tells #WatchForUs Story  Everyone on a paving crew has a unique story: A paving crew includes parents, students, newlyweds, veterans, and volunteers. Washington State DOT, working with the Washington Asphalt Pavement Association and Associated General Contractors of Washington, and with support from NAPA-member Lakeside Industries Inc., produced a video to help tell these stories and to combat distracted driving in roadway work zones. The video, "No Distractions: Lives Are on the Line,"  has been added to the #WatchForUs campaign website to make it easier to share.

Silica Rule - With OSHA's new Silica Rule for roadway construction activties now being enforced, companies engaged in roadway construction must be aware of the potential for exposure to silica associated with common roadway construction activities, mitigation strategies and technologies, and reporting, monitoring, and other regulatory obligations.   READ MORE!
Ask Asphalt Man Asphaltman

QUESTION:  What is "buckling" of concrete pavement?

ANSWER: Heat Buckles Concrete on 104th Avenue and Parker Road.....Both of these happened within past month as temperatures soared and moisture contents were elevated also. 
We see these issues placed in new reports and articles across the country every couple days in the hot summer weather but due in large part, the text usually just reads "pavement buckling" and doesn't get material specific. This is the best story I've seen on the topic because it identifies the pavement type causing the issue.
Here is a reference to an article from the Stillwater New Press. 
According to t he Nebraska Department of Roads who told them as the road expands in changing temperature at a crack where moisture has seeped in, a buckle or warp can be expected.  The Department of Roads indicated most buckling or warping happens during extreme heat.
"Best in Colorado" 2017 BiC
The Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority, local
paving contractor Aggregate Industries WCR, Inc. and
Engineer CH2M have been recognized with a "Best in
Colorado" Quality Award in the Airport Category for their Centennial Airport project. This $7.2 Million project consisted of rehabilitating runway 17L/34R with a 4" mill & overlay and a 2" mill & overlay along the associated taxiways and runway hold bars. Full depth patching with subgrade mitigation was also
required in select areas along with various crack repairs. 31,000 tons of asphalt placement was phased to allow for continual access to the parallel runway. The judges scored a 9.5 for the complexity of the project commenting "The complexity and difficulty of this project was tremendous given the circumstances. Unlike many other airports, Centennial has 3 runways and the runway being rehabilitated was the largest of the 3 serving the majority of the typical jet traffic. This project was accomplished safely and timely despite the fact that this Centennial is one of the busiest general aviation airports in the nation."
Accepting the award (L to R): Mike Altergott (Aggregate Industries), Jesus Moreno (Aggregate Industries), Bill VanHercke (CH2M), Mike Fronapfel (Centennial Airport),
Brian Lewis (Centennial Airport).
Parting Shots PartingShots
Need More Asphalt   During an appearance on NBC Sports' NASCAR America, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship leader Kyle Busch stated a preference to see more asphalt instead of dirt bullrings added to the Xfinity Series short-track schedule. "My Toyota Camry...ain't gonna go around out there and haul around dirt," Busch quipped. Click here to read more. Photo courtesy of Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Save Route 66
 The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Route 66 one of America's Most Endangered Historic Places. The non-profit is lobbying to have the 2,400-mile-long network of existing roads that make up the route of decommissioned highway system named the U.S.'s 20th National Historic Trail, which would open up new avenues of federal funding for promotion and upkeep. Click here to learn more about what you can do to support the cause. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management.
Publishing Partner   industry_partners

Staff Staff
Tom Peterson,  Executive Director,  303-741-6150 Ext 152,

Tom Clayton,  Director of Training and  Member Services,  303-741-6150 Ext 151

Mike Skinner,  Director of Pavement Engineering,  303-741-6150 Ext 155, 

Cindy Rutkoski,  RMAEC Instructor,  303-741-61485 Ext 153

Diane Hammond,  RMAEC Training Coordinator,  303-741-6148 Ext 154
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