August 2016 Paving Progress Newsletter

Thinlay LogoThinlay Specification Released

Thinlays offer a high value to public and private pavement owners alike. Thinlays are asphalt mixes that can be placed at a thickness between 5⁄8 and one inch. Thinlays for pavement preservation offer economic, engineering, and sustainability benefits. Thinlays were developed for structurally sound pavements that are showing signs of aging, oxidation or minor surface distresses.
Thinlays share many of the benefits seen in overlays and inlays: extended pavement life, smooth ride, a modest improvement in pavement strength, enhanced safety, and responsible use of natural resources through reuse and recycling. Thinlays are versatile, cost beneficial and compatible with asphalt pavements.


MAPA Golf Outing

The 3rd Annual MAPA Golf Outing was held on August 15th, 2016 at the Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids, MN. It was another full year of golfers and sponsors who enjoyed the great weather for the event. Together we raised approximately $27,000 for MAPA Member Scholarships! Thank you for attending and sponsoring the event!



Hayden-Murphy Putting Green Sponsor Winners!


Don Hall Memorial Scholarship Drive

This year MAPA matched donations to the scholarship fund up to $1,000 in memory of Don Hall. The Don Hall Memorial raised $11,200 in scholarships.

Don Hall (Hardrives, Inc) & Charles Boan (Flint Hills Resources) initiated the MAPA Annual Golf Outing with proceeds used to create the MAPA scholarship fund. Since it was created in 2014 and between 2014 and 2015 it raised over $50,000 in scholarships for 22 recipients.


Sponsors List:

Sponsor  Dinner Flint Hills Resources
Sponsor  Beverages on the Course RB Scott Co
Sponsor  Lunch Henry G. Meigs LLC
Sponsor  Prizes Associated Bank
Sponsor  Putting Green/Game Hayden-Murphy Equipment Co
Sponsor  the Carts Tiller Corp – Commercial Asphalt Co
Sponsor  Social Hour Duininck Inc
Sponsor  Social Hour Ziegler CAT
Hole E1 Aggregate Industries
Hole E8 Allstate Peterbilt Group
Hole W3 American Engineering Testing, Inc
Hole E4 Braun Intertec
Hole W9 Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann
Hole W5 Kraemer Mining & Materials, Inc
Hole W7 Martin Marietta
Hole W1 Meyer Contracting
Hole E2 RDO Equipment Co
Hole E9 Redpath and Company
Hole E6 Road Machinery & Supplies Co
Hole W4 Safety Signs
Hole E3 Ulland Brothers, Inc
Hole W2 Warning Lites of Minnesota
Hole E5 Wayne Transports, Inc
Hole E7 WSB & Associates



2016 National APWA Award Winner Announced

The APWA-MN Chapter had a successful year for 2016 National Awards thanks to the great nominations made by our chapter members. The Minnesota Chapter received a total of six awards: four APWA Professional Awards and two APWA Member Awards. These awards will be presented to the recipients at the 2016 APWA PWX in Minneapolis in August.

Kevin Western of MnDOT received the Citation for Exemplary Practices Award. This award recognizes an eminent government or other public service leader who has a far-reaching, positive impact on local, state or national public works programs, services, or policies through distinguished public service and commitment. Click here to read more.


Otto Bonestroo Obituaryotto

Born June 17, 1925 in Sioux Center, IA to Nellie and Andrew Bonestroo.

He enlisted and served as an officer in the Army Air Force during WWII as a bombardier/navigator/landing pilot. Otto attended Syracuse University and was a graduate of the University of Minnesota with BS and MS degrees in engineering. Otto was proud of his Governors appointment to Metropolitan Council. He dedicated himself to his life’s work as a professional engineer. Otto built a large and successful consulting engineering firm which contributed to the growth and development of cities and governmental entities in and around the Twin Cities and upper Midwest. He strongly supported education with scholarships to Stillwater and Kerkhoven High Schools and also to the University of Minnesota by providing ongoing scholarships and a Civil Engineering computer lab room.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Marion, Thomas and Kenneth. Survived by wife, Christina Templeton Bonestroo; children: Susan, David (Elizabeth) and Anne Bonestroo; stepchildren, Angus and James Templeton; grandchildren, Justin (Kristine), Benjamin Bonestroo and Nathan Dols; great grandchildren, Amelia, Henrik and Evelyn.

Passed away peacefully July 11, 2016 at home in Lakeland Shores, MN.

The family greatly appreciated the loving care provided by Visiting Angels / Matrix and the Cedergrens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.


Video of the Month: Smoothness Matters

The latest video from the Asphalt Pavement Alliance highlights the advantages asphalt delivers when it comes to reducing driver delay. Whether you are talking about new construction, road improvements, or maintenance, work can be done quickly and safely on asphalt pavements with minimal delay for the travelling public…and, as the video notes, that matters. The video builds on the recently released When it Comes to Roadway Construction, Drivability Matters infographic, and includes information about the economic and social benefits asphalt provides by ensuring roads are maintained with minimal delay for drivers.


2016-17 Directory

Click here to view the new directory!

MAPA Directory

The new MAPA directory has been completed for 2016 – 2017. It will be mailed out shortly. The electronic version is available by clicking on the image to the right.




windy roadJoin the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists

AAPT is a leader in the advancement of asphalt paving technology. Members depend on the association as an authoritative source for the latest developments in the field and as a hub for communicating with fellow professionals.

As a member of the most prestigious asphalt paving technology association in the world, you will:

  • Have access to a wealth of information and emerging technologies
  • Be an integral part of a technical community comprised of individuals from all sectors of the asphalt industry including material suppliers, researchers, agency owners, consultants and equipment manufacturers
  • Receive an annual journal of refereed technical papers and conference proceedings
  • Have the opportunity to be recognized by an award presented annually for best paper
  • Enjoy the camaraderie of colleagues in the field during annual meetings at attractive venues
  • Be a part of lively debates on important technical issues related to asphalt paving
  • Belong to a North American based organization with significant international membership and focus
  • Be a member of an association that operates without organizational biases; policies are set by and for individual members by an elected Board rather than by companies or organizations
  • Have an opportunity to support the next generation of asphalt technologists through a robust student scholarship program
  • Be part of a dynamic growing association that periodically reviews and improves goals and objectives through a Strategic Development Plan to better serve its members

If you share AAPT’s dedication to the advancement of asphalt paving technology and have technical responsibilities requiring access to the latest industry research, please apply for membership today.


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