Left - Interstate 25, Center - Arapahoe Road, Right - McClure Pass
Volume 13, Number 12                                               August 6,  2018
Table of Conte nts  Contents 
Upcoming Webinars webinars
Webinar reminderS

August 9, 2018 -  Thin Lift Overlays

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CAPA All Member Summer Family Picnic
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 as we come together  and simply enjoy an afternoon of fun and food. This is an alcohol free event.   RSVP's are requested.  Link to register!
2018 CAPA Golf  Tournament & Scholarship Fund Raiser - Open for Registration!! 
Sept. 14, Fox Hollow Golf Course - Lakewood.  Event Sponsor - Moody insurance,  Registration is open. Register online!!

We have a great day of golf planned for all to enjoy. The club pro tells us the weather will be perfect on September 14th! 

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 .  
Industry News industry_news
E-470 holds a project scoping meeting.
On Monday, July 30, 2018 the CCA hosted the E-470 Public Highway Authority and held a project scoping meeting for all interested contractors and subcontractors for Phase II of the tollway widening. The $90M, Phase II project will begin at Quincy Avenue and continue for 7 or 8 miles (pending on some additional clearances which need to be approved) and end at or north of Interstate 70. Phase II
will add a third lane in each direction with the ground work for a fourth lane in the future. This project will include widening of structures  to the four lane configuration, projected 700,000cy of earth moving and placement of 130,000 tons of APM.   
The E-470 project team presented the project goals and time line to all in attendance.  The project will be executed similar to phase I, utilizing a CM/GC contract. The RFP will be issued August 13, 2018. final determination of the CM/GC is expected in late September with notice to proceed in mid-October. The Project completion will be December 2020. 
2019 Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show (RMACES) planning is well under way! The 46th annual Asphalt Conference and equipment show is scheduled for Wednesday February 26 thru Friday March 1, 2019. It will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference center in Aurora, Colorado. 
The agenda is packed full and will included breakout sessions on all topics related to the Asphalt Paving Industry. It will include an off site tour of the Martin Marietta Quarry and 700TPH Asphalt Production facility in Golden. The conference will end with a closing ceremony and the drawing of the grand prize raffle winner. The grand prize will be a Polaris Sportsman ATV.
WMA Use up by more than 37% reported in a
recent article in Public Works publication which was forwarded to us by the City of Greenwood Village. The article presents information from the FHWA and States "According to the Federal Highway Administration, warm-mix asphalt (WMA) is produced at temperatures 30 degrees to 120 degrees F lower than hot-mix asphalt (HMA). Water-based, organic, chemical, or hybrid additives extend mix working time and slow cooling, thus enabling cold-weather and nighttime placement. The most common technology is plant-based foaming, which injects a small amount of water into the asphalt during production."  Link to read the entire article 
Warm Mix Asphalt - The Colorado DOT has developed a position paper on the use of Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA).  The  CDOT WMA Position Paper includes the following statement "CDOT supports and encourages the use of Warm Mix Asphalt when the Technologies and Contractors follow the approval process and project requirements listed in CP-59.   
Transportation Girl Conference back in 2018. Currently women comprise only 8% of the workforce in construction.  With huge projects on the horizon and huge workforce shortages, there is tremendous opportunity right now.  We owe it to our young women to let them know that they have options and choices.  Whether you are looking to help young women achieve wage equity, enhance their self esteem with career choices or reduce your workforce shortages, you don't want to miss this event.  Please join us for this life changing event!! 
CTL/Thompson announces next generation of Engineering Leaders Executive changes! Principal Engineer, Shawn Fitzhugh has been named vice president and manager of the firm's Denver Division. Principal Damon Thomas was named president of CTL/Thompson Materials Engineers, Inc. 

Colorado Barricade Co. is proud to announce and welcome Erin Spicer, and Mike Fleming. 
Erin Spicer is a new Outside Sales Representatives. 
Mike Fleming will serve as an Outside Sales Representative.

Cody Tusing. P.E. has been named City Engineer for the City of Gunnison.

Eric Mocko, P.E.  is named project Engineer with the City of Grand Junction.

Fred Koch P.E. Long Time Director of Public Works for Douglas County has retired. Janet Herman, P.E. has been named the NEW director of Public Works

Maria D'Andrea has been named the Director of Public Works for the City of Englewood

In a previous issue of In Front of the Paver it was reported that Dave Eller, the former CDOT Region 3 RTD had agreed on employment with Yeh and Associates, this is incorrect, Dave has become an associate with The Rocksol Consulting Group, Inc. and will be in the Grand Junction office. We  apologize for this error and any inconvenience  it created. 
U.S. DOT Announces $677 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 214 Airports in 43 States   Grants include the following airports in Colorado:  Denver (2), Colorado Springs, Grand Junction (2), and Routt County.
Transportation Funding Trans_Funding
"Lets Go Colorado" submits   petitions  with more than 198,000 signatures to get Initiative 153 on the November 6th ballot
On Monday the coalition of interested parties submitted petitions to the Secretary of State in support of the initiative to fund road construction projects from around the state. A large group of supporters was on hand to explain the merits of Initiative 153. There is support from across the state in all forms, from Rural citizens, farmers local governments, to the State DOT.   
The Colorado Contractors Association (CCA), Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (CAPA), CRMCA, CSSGA and ACPA hosted a petition signing event for "Let's Go Colorado".  The public was invited to stop by the CCA building for lunch and entertainment and while they are eating asked to support and sign the petition for "Let's Go Colorado". The Petition is the first step to put a funding amendment on the November 2018 Ballot. The event attracted several hundred attendee's. There was a burger truck serving food and an Ice Cream truck topping off the lunch! . 
Let's Go Colorado launches website in support of Initiative 153 - a statewide ballot measure to increase the state sales tax by $0.62.    Let's Go Colorado Fact Sheet and Campaign Talking Points.    . Visit the campaign's new website where you can sign up to officially endorse the measure, get regular updates and (if you have not already) donate to the campaign! . 

One important component of the Initiative 153 is a 40% transfer to local agencies.   The HUTF transfer to City and County would more than double the amount each agency is receiving.

Pueblo West Metropolitan District Moving Forward with Street Sales Tax Initiative in November 2018
The Pueblo West Metropolitan District  maintains approximately 208 miles of Pueblo County paved roads and 134 miles of the County's gravel roads.  Currently, the District does not have the funding to meet the following needs:
  • Approximately $50M in roadway maintenance, including, crack sealing, chip sealing and overlays.
  • Approximately $110M to convert all gravel roads to pavement.
To address this backlog of needs for the Public Works Streets & Roads Division, the District's Board of Directors have approved an initiative to be placed on the November ballot.  Voters will be asked to vote on a proposal asking whether the District shall be permitted to collect a 1% sales tax earmarked by law to be strictly used for roads.  This sales tax is estimated to generate an additional $1.5M annually, to be added to the Streets Division's existing $1M budget.  A fact sheet for the Street Improvement Tax is available here.
On July 31, The District held a Community Meeting to share information about the Sales Tax and answer questions from the community (handout from community meeting)Mike Skinner, CAPA's Director of Engineering was asked to present an overview of Local Agencies across the state and how they are addressing their pavement condition and funding issues.   Thirty members from the community attended, and the meeting was also broadcast live on the District's Facebook page

Workforce Development workforce_Development
The CAPA Career Center - Did you Know??.....  
The CAPA Website has a Career Center section with  4 pages dedicated to the workforce issues in our industry. There is a general page which has some basic information and contacts at a number of the Colorado universities and colleges.  A page where those seeking employment may post a resume, a jobs board submitted by employers and a page dedicated to graphics which can be used by employers to attract potential employees.  Check it out today!    Visit the 
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. The final Introduction to PC/OC session for 2018 will be October 9 to the 12th.
Attendee's can come for 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.    
The LabCAT Certification sessions for fall and early winter are filling quickly. If you have  employees who are in need of certification or re-certification. and you want them in session in 2018, it might be to your advantage to reserve a seat soon.  There are only 4 certification sessions remaining in 2018, August 21-23, September 18 to 20, October 23-25 and November 13 to 15. There is only one Streamline session, on September 25th. One Aggregate Session on September 26th.
Lead Instructor:  Cindy Rutkoski   
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The Central 70 Project Officially Breaks Ground

Gov. Hickenlooper today was joined by Mayor Hancock,  Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Brandye Hendrickson, Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) Executive Director Mike Lewis, local cities and counties, and the construction team to break ground on the Central 70 Project.

The Project is the largest construction project in the state and is CDOT's second Public Private Partnership (P3).

"Today's groundbreaking reflects our commitment to have our infrastructure meet the needs demanded by the country's number one economy," said Gov. John Hickenlooper. "This corridor of Interstate 70 has served the state well, but it's time to no longer depend on a 54-year old stretch of interstate to handle the demands of a growing and mobile state. "  Construction  anticipated to stretch through 2022.
Segments 5-6 CM/GC RFP,  Pre-Bid Meeting on August 7
CDOT is holding a MANDATORY pre-bid meeting on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 9am - 12pm at the Region 4 office in Greeley for Construction Manager/ General Contractor (CM/GC) Services on North I-25 from SH 66 to SH 402 (Project #18319).
This project is part of the North I-25 expansion between Denver and Wyoming and is focused on Segments 5 and 6 from SH 66 to SH 402. The initial work is estimated at $250 million and will concentrate on adding express lanes and making improvements from the Little Thompson Bridges to SH 402. As additional funds are obtained, work could expand up to $650 million for reconstruction of all interchanges in the project area, structural improvements to 20 bridges, and improvements to adjacent frontage and access roads.  Learn More

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.

Bidding Rules - Reading Bids:  CDOT's Marci Gray clarified the rules for opening/rejecting bids when 3 or more bids are received and all 3 are above 10% of the engineers estimate.  These rules are referenced on page #19 on the hyperlinked  CDOT Bidding Rules.

CDOT has updated the 30 Day Go Sheets More Info: Marci Gray, Manager, Engineering Contracts; P 303.757.9297 ; 

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.

Year 1 SB1 Allocation: $100 Million for Asset Management - 60% to Surface Treatment.  The Commission will be asked to approve a Senate Bill 1 Project List at its July meeting.  Included in the list is a $100 M allocation to Asset Management.  CAPA was informed at the TPC Meeting on Monday (June 25) that approximately 60% of the $100 M will be directed towards the Surface Treatment Asset and 40% towards other asset categories.  The final Senate Bill-1-Year 1 Allocation includes a listing of the projects and the $100 M allocation to Asset Management. 

SAFETY Resources & Information Safety
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Local Agencies and small contractors have an opportunity to increase worker exposure by creating a safer work zone. The Roadway Safety Program is a downloadable application FOR ANDROID and  I PHONES  which can be installed so local agencies can create a safer work situation for employees. They do not have to go out and get a TCS to design and install a work zone. This interactive program will provide all of the tools necessary for an expansive or minimal work zone. See more at the WORK ZONE SAFETY APP SITE.
AGC OF SOUTHERN COLORADO in conjunction with Pinnacol Assurance to host OSHA 10 HOUR COURSE August 30 and 31, 2018. Click for more information or to register.
Thank you to Moody Insurance for providing this information
Lets Talk Safety 
The OSHA Heat Illness Prevention campaign, launched in 2011, educates employers and workers on the dangers of working in the heat. Through training sessions, outreach events, informational sessions, publications, social media messaging and media appearances, millions of workers and employers have learned how to protect workers    Read the entire Article from OSHA.
Top 10 Causes of Disabling Injuries  Liberty Mutual recently released its 2018 Workplace Safety Index identifying the top 10 most costly, nonfatal workplace injuries. The types of injuries identified by the insurance company mirror those consistently identified by OSHA and primarily include overexertion, slips/trips/falls, and struck-by. According to Liberty Mutual, these injuries totaled nearly $60 billion in direct U.S. workers compensation costs.
Ask Asphalt Man Asphaltman

QUESTION:  Is there a time when we should be crack sealing our pavements? 

ANSWER:  The best practice is to crack seal pavements are dependent on weather conditions. In Colorado, placing crack seal materials in the hottest months is not optimal. 
Temperature is a huge factor when it comes to repairing the cracks in your asphalt. You will want to check and make sure that you are finding a time during the year where the temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit at least and below about 75 degrees. While you do not want the temperature to be too cold where it cracks and freezes, you also do not want it to be so warm that it will not set.
Weather: The weather is also a big factor when it comes to finding the right time to repair asphalt cracks. You will want to be sure that the day you are filling in the cracks as well as the next 2 to 3 days does not call for rain or snow. The best time for most climates to repair the asphalt cracks is typically between May and October.
Surface conditions: The surface should be clean and free of deicing chemicals such as Mag Chloride or similar products. These are a bond breaker and crack seal materials will not stick. The surface should be dry, water will act as a bond breaker and the materials will not adhere. 
Both of these factors will help you to decide the best time to repair the crack in your asphalt.  CAPA Has a developed a "Best Practice" document to help you with this process.
"Best in Colorado" 2017 BiC
Small Contractor Paving
Colorado Community College System and  local paving contractor Metro Pavers, Inc.  have been recognized with a "Best in Colorado"  Quality Award in the Small Contractor  Paving Category for their Colorado Community  College 10th Street project in Denver. 
This $400,000 project consisted of reconstruction  of 10th Street and Boston S
treet  at the Colorado Community College in  Stapleton. 1,900 tons of asphalt was placed  and the project was completed in 10 days,  20 days ahead of schedule.  The judges scored perfect 10's for both  segregation and transverse joints and  commented "the joints are tight and look  very good. This is a small project but turned  out very nice." 
Accepting the award (L to R): Sam Thompson  (Ground Engineering), Chad Anema  (Metro Pavers), Paul Sandoval (Metro  Pavers).
Parting Shots PartingShots
Times are tough when trying to hire new employees!
Brannan Sand and gravel has reached out to the Colorado Division of Wildlife for one of their newest employees. This is Yogi the Bear and he is starting our as a screed hand! 
Thanks to Neomia Roach and Doug Wingo and the resident who took the picture for passing along this photo which was taken near Johnstown,  
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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