Colorado Public Works Journal, Winter 2024

48┃ Colorado Public Works Journal Tom Peterson is the Executive Director of Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (CAPA) and he can be reached at tompeterson@co-asphalt.com CAPA NEWS & VIEWS Tom Peterson CAPA Expands Agency Support in 2024 As 2024 gets into full swing, CAPA is expanding its efforts to support local agency street and road improvement programs. Our 2024 Pavement Condition & Funding Report is being finalized. We have crossed the 100-agency mark and will include information from over 100 city, county, and towns in Colorado. The City of Boulder has benefited from the report and is adding $1M to street funding in 2024-2025. Here is feedback we received from James Smith, Transportation Asset Manager, City of Boulder; “When City Council members expressed concern about the pavement condition on city streets in Boulder, in response, Transportation & Mobility Department staff, provided a summary of current pavement condition data and funding levels as well as recommendations for future pavement investment. City Council was very interested to understand how Boulder funding compared with other similar communities and so Transportation & Mobility staff shared data and summaries that CAPA provides in their annual Pavement Condition Report during a key phase in the annual budget approval process. After reviewing the condition of our streets and also where our budget was compared to other Local Agencies and statewide averages, City Council increased our Streets budget an additional $1M over the forthcoming two-year period. Thank you CAPA for continuing to collect, summarize, analyze and share this incredibly useful information for our staff, our elected officials and our residents every year.” If you have not yet responded or have any questions, contact CAPA Director of Engineering Mike Skinner at mikeskinner@co-asphalt.com One other new development at CAPA is the Board of Directors approving a request for CAPA to become a member of the Consortium for Asphalt Pavement Research & Implementation (CAPRI). CAPRI is a program element at the National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University and brings together all stakeholders in the highway construction and maintenance industry working to improve asphalt pavement cost-effectiveness, sustainability, and safety. Mike Skinner, CAPA, Director of Engineering, will be the CAPA delegate to CAPRI and stated, “CAPRI can help familiarize us with new technologies that are ready to implement, and that can improve asphalt pavements in sustainability, durability, and economy.” Mike added, “we hope our involvement will support more collaborative efforts with CDOT and other agencies to advance asphalt pavements in Colorado.” For more information, contact Mike Skinner at mikeskinner@co-asphalt.com.

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