Colorado Public Works Journal, Spring 2022

Thomas Peterson, P.E 2| THE ROAD AHEAD Welcome toTHE Road Ahead—Spring 2022 Promoting Quality Through Success One of CAPA’s most rewarding activities is celebrating quality achievement and project success through our Annual “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Awards Program. At the 28th Annual “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Awards Dinner & Program held on February 9, we recognized 15 projects in a variety of categories as the “best of the best” in Colorado for 2021. In addition, CDOT Chief Engineer Steve Harelson presented the recipients of the CDOT Smoothest Asphalt Pavement Awards and the CDOT Quality in Asphalt Production Awards. Unique to the 2021 awards, were three projects in our most competitive award category, Rural Highway Resurfacing, that were judged with near perfect scores and were recognized as co-winners. These projects, I-70 Vail Pass, US 85 Platteville South, and US 50 Sargents West, and each of the other award recipients are highlighted in this edition of CAPA’s news magazine THE Road Ahead. We congratulate all the award winners, both contractors and owner/agencies, and we are very proud of their accomplishments! We thank the Award Judge Team, led by Chairman Matt Matuszewski from the City of Littleton, for traveling the state of Colorado and evaluating every project. A highlight of the awards dinner was the induction of longtime Kiewit Infrastructure Asphalt Manager Harvey Elger into the Colorado Asphalt Hall of Fame. Harvey has been a mentor to many in our industry over a career that spans five decades. A feature on Harvey is included on page 24. As we look forward to the 2022 construction season, CAPA is hard at work supporting our members through training and education, partnering with agencies on technical issues and specification development, and the promotion of efficient and quality improvements through innovations and new technology. This issue of our magazine features several hot topics including environmental product declarations, workforce development opportunities, and NAPA’s 2050 Vision. Wishing all of you a successful construction season. Let us know how we can be of assistance in making your next project an award winner. Thomas Peterson, P.E. Executive Director Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association TRA- Cover Image: Cover Photo: Colorado Springs Airport, Kiewit Infrastructure, 2021