Member eNews May 2016

Tack Coat Best Practices

At recent committee meetings, there has been concern regarding diesel contamination with tack coats. Diesel fuel is typically used to clean out the spray bars to avoid an uneven spray pattern. Members should be aware of the amount of diesel fuel being flushed through the system and back into the tank.  Click here to view the graph showing diesel contamination tolerances related to the amount of diesel per 1000 gallons of tack. Contact your tack truck manufacture for additional information.

A best practices for emulsion tack coats is provided by NAPA. The publication is available here.

The MnDOT specification for tack coats is available here.


Reminder: Prevailing Wage Survey Due June 3rd

The Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry is asking for your participation to help determine the prevailing wage rates in your area.

Submit survey data online or Download and complete survey: www.dli.mn.gov/LS/pdf/2016_complete_pw_survey.pdf
And submit via U.S. mail to 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul MN 55155


Have questions? Contact the Department of Labor & Industry by phone at 651-284-5091 or by email at dli.prevwage@state.mn.us

Surveys are accepted through close of business Friday June 3, 2016.
· Participation in the survey is voluntary.
· Failure to submit a report means that you do not participate in establishing the prevailing wage rate in your area.


Minnsota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)

Modal Planning and Program Management Division – Office of Transportation Notice of Public Comment Period for the Revised Public Participation Plan for the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan and the Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan Joint Update

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the public is invited to review and provide comments through June 24th on the updated Public Participation Plan for the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan and the Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan Joint Update. The Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan is Minnesota Department of Transportation’s policy guide for transportation throughout all of Minnesota. The Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan uses the policy direction created in the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan and creates a fiscally constrained, performance based investment strategy for the state highway system. The plans are being updated through a single joint planning process.

The Public Participation Plan can be accessed electronically at http://www.minnesotago.org. It also is available for review in hard copy at the MnDOT Library, 395 John Ireland Blvd., in St. Paul. Written comments will be accepted through June 24th and should be addressed to:

Josh Pearson, MnDOT Office of Transportation System Management
395 John Ireland Blvd, MS 440
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Email: joshua.pearson@state.mn.us

For more information, contact Josh Pearson at 651-366-3773 or joshua.pearson@state.mn.us, or visit www.minnesotago.org, follow the plan on Twitter, @minnesotago, or Facebook, www.facebook.com/MinnesotaGO.


MnDOT Technical Memorandum

MnDOT has issued a Technical Memorandum 16-03-ENV-01 (Roadway Incident Procedure) which is now available on the website http://techmemos.dot.state.mn.us/TechMemo.aspx


Golf Outing Registration and Sponsorship

The 3rd Annual MAPA Golf Event is now open for registrations and sponsorship.

Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Location: Bunker Hills Golf Club, 12800 Bunker Prairie Road NW, Coon Rapids

Course Map: Bunker Hills Golf East & West Course

11:00 AM Registration / Lunch
12:00 PM Shotgun Start (Scramble)
5:00 PM Dinner and Prizes

This will be a great networking opportunity for all participants. We had excellent weather for last years event and an overwhelming turnout. Together we raised approximately $50,000 for MAPA Member Scholarships from previous years! The proceeds from the 3rd Annual Golf Outing will be distributed as scholarships to students in October of 2016.

Click here for registration and sponsorship information.


Member Updates

Stonebrooke Engineering

Stonebrooke Engineering, Inc. (Stonebrooke) is pleased to announce that Tim Holperin has joined the firm’s Minneapolis, Minnesota office as a Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT). He has 3 years of surveying experience in both the field and office including having performed boundary, topographic, ALTA, and as-built surveys. In his new role at Stonebrooke, he will focus primarily on performing survey fieldwork and other various projects.

Holperin holds a BS in Surveying Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) from Ferris State University.


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