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In the Mix: A Message from President & CEO Laura O’Neill Kaumo

“….And the winner is….” Don’t you love that moment at award shows? The anticipation of who takes home the top prize is just what we tune in for with satisfaction only coming after each announcement. It’s even more gratifying when the individual, team or project that was our pick receives the top honor. ACPA’s annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards is the industry’s Oscars as from coast to coast, our judges have selected the best of the best from an impressive list of submissions. Well, wait no further, our list of award winners for 2023 is here, with one caveat, Gold and Silver winners, as well as best-in-show honors for innovation and sustainability will be announced on location at our 60th Annual Excellence in Concrete Paving Awards banquet and gala during ACPA’s Annual Meeting December 12 – 14, in Marco Island, FL – register TODAY. The room block is filling up quickly and to get the discounted rate, you must be within the block.
Without further ado, this year’s project winners are:
Commercial Services Airports:
  • RUNWAY 13R‐31L & TAXIWAY C PHASE 1 RECONSTRUCTION, Dallas, Texas – Flatiron Construction Corporation / City of Dallas / HNTB
  • Rehabilitate Runway 1L‐19R Phase 2, Kansas City, Missouri – Ideker, Inc. / Kansas City Aviation Department / HNTB
Concrete Pavement Restoration (Highways and Airfields):
  • SP 4208‐60 TH 59 CPR, Garvin, Minnesota – Interstate Improvements / Minnesota Department of Transportation / Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Raleigh‐Durham International Airport Runway 5L/23R and Taxiway B Preservation; Raleigh, North Carolina – Zachry Construction Corp. / Parsons / Jacobs
Concrete Pavement Restoration (Streets and Local Roads):
  • 2022 Annual Landside Pavement Rehabilitation, Denver, Colorado – IHC Scott / City & County of Denver‐ Department of Aviation / DEN Landside Engineering
  • Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation, East 56th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana – Milestone Contractors LP / Indianapolis DPW / First Group Engineering, Inc.
County Roads:
  • Meade County Road 2 Reconstruction, Meade County, Kansas – Koss Construction Company / Meade County / Kirkham, Michael & Associates, Inc.
  • Bass Rd. Construction, Phases 2 and 3, Allen County, Indiana – Milestone Contractors LP / Allen County Highway Department / American Structurepoint
Divided Highways (Rural)
  • I‐40 Vian, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma – Duit Construction Co., Inc. / Oklahoma Department of Transportation / Oklahoma Department of Transportation
  • I‐80 East Bound, Rock Spring ‐ Rawlins, Rock Springs, Wyoming – IHC Scott Wyoming / Department of Transportation / WYDOT District 3 ‐ Rock Springs
Divided Highways (Urban)
  • I‐44 Pavement Replacement at 744/Mulroy Road, Springfield, Missouri – Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. / Missouri Department of Transportation / Missouri Department of Transportation
  • Gilcrease Expressway; Tulsa, Oklahoma – Gilcrease Constructors ‐ Duit Const. Co., Inc. / Oklahoma Turnpike Authority / Garver Engineering
Industrial Paving:
  • Old Dominion Freight Line, Bonner Springs, Kansas – Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. / D.F. Chase / Hoyt+Berenyi
Military Airports:
  • Cannon Air Force Base Reconstruct Taxiway Mike and Taxiway Delta, Clovis, New Mexico – Southwest Concrete Paving Company (SWCP) / 27th Special Operations Wing / Blair Remy Architects
Municipal Streets & Intersections (<30>


  • West 7th and 8th Avenue Concrete Reconstruction, West Homestead, Pennsylvania – Golden Triangle Construction / Pennsylvania Department of Transportation / Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • USH 63, Spooner ‐ Hayward (Greenwood Ave. to Poplar St.), Washburn County, Wisconsin – Trierweiler Companies / Wisconsin Department of Transportation / Northern Wisconsin Based Engineers (NWBE), Inc.
Municipal Streets & Intersections (> 30,000 SY):
  • Scott County MN CSAH 83, Scott, Minnesota – Shafer Contracting Company, Inc. / Scott County / Kimley‐Horn
  • Hennepin Ave Downtown Reconstruction, Minneapolis, Minnesota – Ti‐Zack Concrete, Inc. / City of Minneapolis / Kimley‐Horn
Overlays (Highways):
  • Cherokee County‐ Iowa 31 Washta, Cherokee, Iowa – Cedar Valley Corp. / Iowa Department of Transportation
  • IA Hwy 3 Accelerated PCC Overlay SP# NHSN‐003‐1(106) ‐‐2R‐75, Plymouth Co, Iowa – Croell, Inc. / Iowa Department of Transportation
Overlays (Streets and Roads):
  • Cannelburg Road Phases 4 & 5, Daviess County, Indiana – Milestone Contractors LP / Daviess County / Milestone Contractors LP
  • Intersection Improvements: Adams Ctr. and Tillman Rd., Allen County, Indiana – Milestone Contractors LP / Allen County Highway Department / Allen County Highway Department
RCC (Industrial – Commercial):
  • C&C Empty Container Yard at Bayport Terminal, Seabrook, Texas – A.G. Peltz Group, LLC / Nigel Nixon and Partners, Inc. / Jacobs Engineering
  • Spokane International Airport Rail‐Truck Transload Facility, Spokane, Washington – Peltz Companies, Inc. / Spokane International Airport / KPFF
RCC (Roadways and Airfields):
  • RCC for Red Mountain Expressway, Birmingham, Alabama – A.G. Peltz Group, LLC / Alabama Department of Transportation / Alabama Department of Transportation
Reliever & General Aviation Airports:
  • Ellsworth Municipal Airport Runway Reconstruction, Ellsworth, Kansas – Koss Construction Company / City of Ellsworth / Benesch
  • ATW Runway & GA Taxiway Rehabilitation, Appleton International Airport, Wisconsin – Vinton Construction Company / Wisconsin DOT Bureau of Aeronautics / Westwood
State Roads:
  • SH‐287 Eads Passing Lanes, Kiowa County, Colorado – Castle Rock Construction Company / Colorado Department of Transportation ‐ Region 2 / CDOT Region 2 ‐ Lamar Residency
  • US169, Neosho/Allen Counties, Kansas – Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. / Kansas Department of Transportation / GBA
Urban Arterials & Collectors:
  • Castle Pines Parkway Reconstruction, Castle Pines, Colorado – Villalobos Concrete Company / City of Castle Pines / Ulteig
  • West Layton Avenue/CTH Y City of Greenfield, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin – Vinton Construction Company / Milwaukee County Department of Transportation / Milwaukee County Department of Transportation
Stay tuned for an announcement on other award winners to be celebrated at the Annual Meeting including the Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award, Marlin J. Knutson Award for Technical Achievement, and the Outstanding Pavement Promotion Award.
The program for the Annual Meeting sessions is full of quality content and networking opportunities. A few highlights of this year’s programming include a panel of state DOT officials, remarks from AASHTO’s Executive Director Jim Tymon, and industry market forums for members to discuss current issues.
Also, don’t forget to register for the Airport Workshop, information provided below. In the next coming editions of ACPA Today we will also announce updates on grant information to incentivize low-carbon concrete in demonstration projects and discount codes for 2024 World of Concrete.
Have a great Fall, ACPA members, after a hard-working summer, you’ve earned it!

On the Grade

Ferrebee Taking Part in Pavement ME Users Group Meeting
This week, ACPA’s Senior Director of Technical Services Eric Ferrebee is participating in the Pavement ME Users Group Meeting in Madison, WI. ACPA has been involved with this group since 2017 to help implement AASHTO’s Pavement ME. During this meeting the group will discuss the issues that states are seeing and updates to the tool. The group will also take part in new training on various features of the tool.
Learn more about the program here.

Register Now for the Best Practices in Airfield Paving Workshop

The Best Practices in Airfield Pavements Workshop, to be held Oct. 24-26 in Denver, CO is just 6 weeks away. Register now to secure your seat in the room with industry experts, airfield paving decision makers, and federal agencies. Featured speakers include:
  • Harold Honey, FAA Headquarters Engineer
  • Dr. Craig Rutland, Pavement Subject Matter Expert, Air Force Civil Engineering Center
  • Matt Fonte, Owner, Fonte and Company
  • Larry Stringer, USACE Transportation System Center
  • Anne Miller, Quality Manager, GCC of America – Pueblo Plant
Members of the industry involved in airfield pavements are encouraged to join us to participate in a hands-on airfield paving tour, earn professional development hours and network with other members.
Read the full agenda and register here.

New Concrete Pavement University Sessions a Highlight of Annual Meeting Programming

This year’s 60th Annual Meeting, to be held from December 12-14 in Marco Island, FL, will feature new and timely Concrete Paving University sessions that are aimed to target the most pressing issues our members faced. This year’s topics are:
  • Improving Concrete Pavement Mix Design and Incorporating Sustainability: FHWA and other agencies are looking to reduce the environmental impact associated with building and maintaining pavements. The concrete pavement industry has much to offer in the way of sustainable and resilient solutions.
  • Risk and Litigation: Risk & Litigation will cover the impacts of utilities, determining costs for time-related damages and filing requests for equitable adjustment.
  • Contractors Guide to Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs): This session will focus on how contractors can produce their own EPDs for their mixes on a project and how doing so will be critically important for eligibility for funding from the Inflation Reduction Act.
  • Ensuring Smoothness Can be Achieved: During this session industry experts will discuss how the digital terrain models can be evaluated at the design stage to identify what is and isn’t achievable so that the alignments can be corrected, or the smoothness specs corrected, to allow for the exceptions.
  • Rethinking the Basics of Finishing: Finishing concrete pavements can play a big role in early and long-term performance. This session will review some of the cutting-edge information on ensuring quality is delivered through the finishing process.
  • Historical Concrete Paving and Lessons Learned: Over the course of ACPA’s 60 annual meetings there have been countless projects highlighted and plenty of issues discussed and solved. As we continue to push into the future, it’s important to look back to the past and learn to continue to improve. This session will highlight projects from the past that deliver on concrete pavement’s promise of durability and longevity.
Learn more about the agenda and register here.

Submit Sustainable Pavement Projects for ACPA Case Studies

Do you know a project that features new and innovative sustainable practices? We are looking for projects to highlight in a new case study series. Send projects to to be featured.

ACPA and IGGA Speaking at National Pavement Preservation Conference

ACPA’s Chairman of the Board Steve Friess and ACPA Director of Pavement Innovation Larry Scofield will speak at the 2023 National Pavement Preservation Conference from September 18-21 in Indianapolis, IN. Friess will present ACPA updates and initiatives, while Scofield will provide a technical presentation on preservation basics. Registration is still open for the event which features an agenda full of important pavement preservation content including federal agency updates and industry presentations.
Read the full agenda and register here.

Register for September’s Tech Tuesday Webinar

Join ACPA and the CP Tech Center for September’s Tech Tuesday Webinar on September 12th at 1pm EST/ 12pm CST featuring ACPA’s Larry Scofield and Matt Fonte of Fonte and Company.
The webinar will discuss important aspects of proper construction techniques to ensure smooth concrete pavements at the time of construction as well as pavements that will maintain their smoothness over time. Additionally, project planning, what to look for during construction, proper paving procedures, potential equipment issues, inspector best practices, and troubleshooting will be highlighted.
Register here.

Roller-Compacted Concrete Featured in SWCPA September Webinar

The Southwest Chapter of ACPA is featuring a Roller-Compacted Concrete project in the September 19th webinar.
The webinar will highlight the Fulton Road Improvements Project within the City of Santa Rosa, CA and features speakers from CEMEX and the California Nevada Cement Association (CNCA). In this workshop, you will learn how they tested two different mix designs, evaluated different rolling patterns and surface troweling methods, and engaged in advanced training to ensure the job was performed at an optimal level.
Register for the workshop here.
This week’s issue of ACPA TODAY is presented by CEMEX, an ACPA 2023/2024 Gold Sponsor.