Member eNews February 2017

Topics Include:

  • Legislative News
    • Minnesota Transportation Day at the Capitol
  • MnDOT News
    • Legislative Reports
    • Intelligent Compaction, Thermal Profiling, Training & Projects for 2017
    • Seasonal Load Limit Notification
  • MAPA News
    • Committees
    • Events
      • MN Asphalt Construction & Quality Workshop – Fee Reduced to $100
      • Social Bowling Event
      • Environmental Training
  • MPCA News
    • Small Business Environmental Loan Program


Legislative News

Minnesota Transportation Day at the Capitol

Visit with you legislators on February 16, 2017! Many will be carrying out their first term in office. This is a great opportunity to promote the asphalt industry in Minnesota.

Click here to register for Transportation Day at the Capitol


MnDOT News

MnDOT Legislative Reports

All MnDOT Legislative Reports are available at this link

Major Highway Projects, Trunk Highway Fund Expenditures, and Efficiencies

This annual report identifies major projects constructed within the past two years, and all major projects programmed or planned for construction on the state trunk highway system over the next 15 years, including the interstate and national highway systems. As directed in Minnesota Statutes 174.56, this report includes projects with cost estimates equal to or in excess of $15 million in the Metro District and projects with cost estimates equal to or in excess of $5 million in Greater Minnesota. This report includes 460 projects that met the statutory cost threshold. The information provided in this report is current as of November 2016.

Click here to view the full report


Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Report

In 2016, 32 construction projects were in the reconditioning, resurfacing and road repair funding categories and required a LCCA according to Technical Memorandum 10-04-MAT-01 or the MnDOT Pavement Design Manual. A LCCA was not provided for one project (SP 7608-19) which used the design-build process.

The results of the 31 LCCAs are as follows:
• Hot-mix asphalt was the low-cost option for 29 construction projects and all were selected for construction.
• Portland cement concrete was the low-cost option for two construction projects and one was selected for construction.
• One project had a portland cement concrete option as the low cost option but a HMA option was selected for construction instead. Documented justification for selecting other than the low-cost option is provided.
• In previous years the selected option of several projects was chosen using the alternate bidding process. This year no projects used the alternate bidding process.

Click here to view the full report


MnDOT Intelligent Compaction, Thermal Profiling, Training & Projects for 2017

Registration now open for 2017 Lecturer-Led Intelligent Compaction and Paver Mounted Thermal Profiling Special Provisions and Veta Classes through MnDOT. Click here for registration information.

A list of MnDOT 2017 projects for each district is available at this link


Seasonal Load Limit Notification

Winter Load Increases are currently in effect on unrestricted highways statewide. Road Restriction maps are listed on the MnDOT Seasonal Load Limits website at www.mndot.gov/loadlimits. Also available is a text list of the restricted segments along with exceptions to the map.

Click here to view the notification



MAPA Committees

MAPA has several committees that offer networking opportunities for participating Associate and Contractor members. Please contact MAPA at info@mnapa.org if you are interested in any of the following MAPA Committees:
  • MAPA 64th Annual Meeting Planning Committee (Dec. 6-8, 2017)
  • Asphalt Technology Committee
  • Associate Members Committee (for Associate Members)
  • Environmental Committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Paving Awards Committee
  • Specification Committee


MAPA Events

61st Annual MN Asphalt Construction & Quality Workshop

This workshop is a technology exchange of new developments and strategies for asphalt pavements. This year the topics are focused on the 2017 Legislative Session, MnDOT Funding, MnROAD/NRRA, State Aid/Local Asphalt Projects, MnDOT Specs 101, Safety, Material Uniformity at the Paving Train, Life Cycle Cost for Pavement Overlays, Thinlay, Performance Testing and Intelligent Compaction/Infrared Thermal Bar. Personal Development Hours (PDH’s) will be available for attendees at this workshop.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive in Brooklyn Center, MN

Fee Reduced to $100/registration

Exhibitor Booths are still available. Click here for exhibitor information.

Click here for more information and to register


MAPA Social Bowling Event

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – 2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM

Location: Park Tavern Bowling, 3401 Louisiana Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426

Registration fee: $35/registration

Click here for more information and to register


Environmental Training

MAPA in cooperation with the MN Pollution Control Agency, Department of Natural Resources, and Wenck Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce a class for environmental training compliance. This class will assist asphalt paving facility operators and production personnel in optimizing their facilities for environmental stewardship and maximizing the efficiency of their operations.  The course is updated annually to cover areas of air quality, storage tanks, SPCC, stormwater & monitoring, compliance and more.

Date: April 5 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Shoreview, 1050 Gramsie Road, Shoreview, MN 55126

Registration fee: $100 per person for MAPA Members

2017 Environmental Training Agenda

Click here to register



MPCA Small Business Environmental Loan Program

The MPCA announced that the Small Business Environmental Loan Program is available to provide low-interest loans to small businesses for capital equipment purchases that meet or exceed environmental regulations, and costs associated with the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites. Common benefits include a healthier workplace, lower waste disposal bills, and reduced regulatory obligations. Projects that go beyond compliance may result in simpler permits and/or cost savings.

Click here for more information & eligibility requirements

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