|December 2016 Newsletter|
MAPA’s 2017 Board of Directors
MAPA & MAAPT Conference
This years’ MAPA Annual Meeting & MAAPT Conference were held in St Louis Park at the DoubleTree hotel on December 7, 8 & 9. There was excellent attendance this year for both events!
Asphalt Pavement Awards
This year marks the 63rd Anniversary for both the Minnesota Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists’ (MAAPT) Asphalt Conference and the Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association’s (MAPA) Annual Meeting, which were held Dec. 7-9 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, St. Louis Park, MN.
On the evening of Dec. 7th, awards were given for Perpetual Pavement, Work Zone Safety, Asphalt Paving (aka Merit Awards), and Ecological Commendations. The projects that were nominated and the projects that won the awards were the result of excellent teamwork and dedication to improving Minnesota’s infrastructure in a safe, efficient, and economical manner.
This issue of Paving Progress contains a description of the awards and photos from the Awards night banquet. Click here for a photos and a list of the award recipients.
Seasonal Load Limit Notification
Winter Load Increases will begin on unrestricted highways in the NORTH and NORTH-CENTRAL FROST ZONES at 12:01 AM on Friday, December 16, 2016. Click here to read the full tech memo.
2017 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving Announced
The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:
The business mileage rate decreased half a cent per mile and the medical and moving expense rates each dropped 2 cents per mile from 2016. The charitable rate is set by statute and remains unchanged.
Video of the Month – Noise Reduction Matters
New Members in 2016
New Contractor Member:
New Associate Members: