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Volume 13, Number 13                                               August 24,  2018
Table of Conte nts  Contents 
Transportation Funding Trans_Funding
STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION FUNDING SOLUTION CERTIFIED FOR NOVEMBER BALLOT  Proposition 110 Dedicates Sales Tax to Roads, Bridges & Multimodal Projects To Address Congestion, Safety The statewide coalition Let's Go Colorado announced (8/23/2018) that its proposed comprehensive, bipartisan transportation funding solution was certified for the November General Election ballot by the Colorado Secretary of State as Proposition 110.  Let's Go Colorado Issue Brief #167  Want The Latest?  Follow us on social media:   Click here to find us on Twitter  Click here to find us on Facebook
Let's Go Colorado Update - CDOT has developed an interactive map that identifies $6 B in priority projects around the state.  The project priority list includes a $1.5 B Statewide Pavement Preservation Program.     
Project  Description: CDOT's pavement improvement program extends the lifespan of the state roadway system by providing surface treatments and pavement preservation and reconstruction on highways. According to the transportation research group TRIP, 40 percent of the major urban roads and highways in Colorado are in poor or mediocre condition.  Project Limits: Statewide  Project Cost: $1.5 billion
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.  A fact sheet for the Info on tax Initiative.   (community meeting handout).  CAPA is a supporter of the initiative.  
2018 Annual Golf  Tournament & Scholarship Fund Raiser 
Register Today!!  
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!    Registration closes on Sept. 7.  

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.  More information -  CAPA Web Site .  
CAPA Summer Family Picnic - ReCap
We thank all who joined us for the annual CAPA summer family picnic.  A good time was had by all.  We had a burger bar, drinks, games and ice cream. There was a pinata for the younger group.   Plans have already started for the planning of the 2019 event. We have some new plans for the event and hope it will be our biggest event so far.    Mark your calendars now for Saturday August 10, 2019.   
Personnel Changes at the Top
  August has been a month of change for the CDOT executive leadership.  Tony DeVito, Central 70 Project Director (second from the left) has retired.  Tony has accepted a position with AECOM.  Mike Goolsby (second from the right) is the new Region 3 Director.  Photo:  (left to right); Paul Jesaitis - Region 1, DeVito, Johnny Olson - Region 4, Mike McVaugh - Region 5, Goolsby, Karen Rowe - Region 2.       

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CDOT Asphalt Tonnage
  CAPA continues to track asphalt tonnage placed each year on Colorado highways.  CDOT Staff Materials provided the 2017 Actual amount this week (1,036,222) as compared to the projected (1,009,944).  We expect that the actual amount for 2018 to be the lowest amount in a single season going back 20 years. The projection is.approximately 50% to 55% of the projected amount (997,927 tons).

FY 2018-2019 Budget  The Colorado Transportation Commission has approved an amended FY 2018-2019 Budget.  The Commission allocated $88.3 M of the $100 M Asset Management Funds (provided by SB 1) to the FY 2018-2019 Surface Treatment budget.  The result is an increase from the planned $225.4 M to $313.7 M. 

New Technical Guidance  CDOT has issued a new  Materials Bulletin, dated August 10, 2018.  This Materials Bulletin replaces CP-52 of the 2019 Field Materials Manual.  Also issued was an updated CP-52 Contractor Asphalt Mix Design Approval Procedures and a CP-52 Worksheet in Materials Bulletin.  The RAP aggregate bulk specific gravity will be back-calculated using an assumed average aggregate water absorption of 1.01%. The corresponding assumed aggregate asphalt absorption will be 0.61.  The corresponding CDOT Form #429 has also been updated.  All Material Bulletins can be found here: Materials Bulletins. More Info:  Michael Stanford, P.E., Asphalt Program Manager, Materials & Geotechnical Branch, , P 303.398.6576  4670 Holly Street Denver, CO 80216

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.

Upcoming Webinars webinars
Webinar reminderS

September 25, 2018 - Successful Communication with Elected Officials - Funding, Land Use and Environmental Impacts. Primary Speaker:  Tom Peterson, CAPA Executive Director. 

October 11, 2018 - Asphalt Pavement Forensics: Understanding the Fundamentals of Troubleshooting Performance Problems.Primary Speaker:  Mike Skinner, CAPA Director of Engineering. 

Missed a Webinar??   Use this link 
Industry News industry_news
Group warning homeowners of asphalt scammers, August 17   ( Article)   CAPA issued a press release as a result of a tip from one of our western slope members. The Sentinel ran the story as a result of the press release.

Springs Paver Voices in on Transportation Funding     GUEST COLUMN: Fixing area transportation problems requires real solutions

Oakland airport's asphalt runway 
Renovating the main runway at Oakland International Airport with asphalt in 14 days, working around the clock (24 hours a day, 7 days a week), and paving in echelon was the best option to avoid interrupting air traffic. Full story
NAPA Issues New Thinlay Guidance   Thinlays are a suite of thin-asphalt overlays designed specifically for pavement preservation. With Thinlays, agencies can extend the life of pavements that are in good to fair condition, decreasing life-cycle costs, improving ride, and decreasing roadway noise.  
The guide, Thinlays for Pavement Preservation (Information Series 141), provides comprehensive guidance on the proper use of Thinlays, including how they fit within pavement management systems, when and how they should be used  based on existing pavement condition, how Thinlay mixes should be developed and specified and best practices for Thinlay construction.  This guide also helps users compare the cost and performance of common pavement preservation techniques. It is now available through the NAPA Online Store .
NCAT Report: Test Track Cycle Findings 
The National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University has released reports that summarize key findings from the previous cycles and documents the experiments, analyses, and findings from the fifth cycle of the NCAT test track. Learn More...   
2019 Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show (RMACES) planning is well under way! The 46th annual is scheduled for February 27 thru March 1, 2019, Crowne Plaza, Aurora.  
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.   www.rmaces.org 
Transportation Girl Conference - October 9, 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.  Learn More 
Colorado Asphalt Services, Inc. is pleased to welcome Myra Thornton as the sales manager for the EZ Street division. Myra has 23 years of sales experience and has operated 3 successful businesses including masonry equipment sales. Contact Myra at 303-292-3434 
Training and Education Training
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 3 certification sessions remaining in 2018, 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   
The next Introduction to Process Control/Owner Acceptance (PC/OA) Asphalt Testing Education Course  is planned for October 9 to the 12th. This will be the final Introduction to PC/OC session for 2018.  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 2019 schedule of Certification and training session s will be released in December.   
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The Road is the place to be [Thanks to Pat Hill - City of Greeley for sharing this with us.]

SAFETY Resources & Information Safety
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
Creating Safer Work Zones:  Improving Operations on Both Sides of the Barrel Facts
  • During the past 5 years in work zone crashes more than:
    • 4,400 persons died (85 percent of which was the driver or passenger)
    • 200,000 persons were injured
  • Drivers are the most frequent fatality in work zone crashes
  • Most work zone fatalities involve working-age adults
  • Rear-end crashes (running into the rear of a slowing or stopping vehicle) are the most common type of work zone crash.        Read More
Lets Talk Safety  with Martin Marietta Safety Manager- Eddie Oliva

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.
Ask Asphalt Man Asphaltman

QUESTION:  What is segregation in Asphalt Paving Materials (APM)

ANSWER:  Segregation in a asphalt pavement material (APM) can be defined as the separation of the coarse aggregate particles in the mix from the rest of the mass. Segregation can take one of three forms: 1. RANDOM, 2. SIDE-to-SIDE or LONGITUDINAL, and 3. TRUCKLOAD-TO-TRUCKLOAD.   Each type is caused by a different problem. But each affects the long-term durability of the asphalt pavement concrete structure.  
This article deals with truckload segregation, and more specifically, with best practices for using end-dump trucks.

The Contractor and producer need to follow best practices for loading and unloading the haul trucks. This includes multiply drops when loading and charging the tailgates prior to unloading.  For more information see our Library or you can contact Tom Clayton
Workforce Development workforce_Development
CAPA Career Center - The Workforce Development Challenge  
CAPA retained consultnt Burns Marketing of Ft. Collins completed a study on the workforce challenges of the asphalt industry.  The study, available from the CAPA Career Center identifies hiring best practices, and helps uncover what the younger workforce is looking for in a career!   
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"Best in Colorado" 2017 BIC_2017
Commercial Parking Lot Paving
Colorado State University Parking & Transportation
Services and paving contractor Connell Resources, Inc. have been recognized with a "Best in Colorado" Quality Award in the Commercial Parking Lot Category for their CSU Parking Lot Program project in Fort Collins. The focus of this $1M project was to rehabilitate 11 on campus parking lots with a 2-inch mill and overlay. Many of the lots were milled, paved and striped on the same day.
With several large conferences and events during the summer, along with all the new building projects underway, 2017 was one of the most active summers making scheduling and completing the work very difficult. CSU commented "It was evident that Connell are not only excellent at their craft, but that they also take pride in it and enjoy it." The judge's noted that the large Moby Arena parking lot looked very good and the contractor did an excellent job of matching back to the existing curb & gutter.
Accepting the award (L to R): Paul Hunt, Brian Neergaard, Loel Hoyle and Phil Salmans of Connell Resources, Doug Mayhew (CSU), and Richard Van Dyke (Connell Resources).
Parting Shots PartingShots
U.S. Interstate Highway System Debuts Its Newest Stretch    
The latest addition to the U.S. Interstate Highway System is I-11 in Nevada.  It connects Las Vegas to the Arizona border with a 12.5-mile ASPHALT ribbon that helps bypass Boulder City. The four-lane highway is expected to reduce travel times between Henderson County's southern border and the Hoover Dam by up to 30 minutes. Click here for the full story.      

Asphalt Fact #25:  A study by the FHWA found that smoother pavements can reduce fuel consumption by trucks by up to 4.5%  Click here for more information.     
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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