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The Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel (CBBT) District initiated a multi-year paving project to repave the facility from the south toll plaza to the north toll plaza, both northbound and southbound. Allan Myers secured the winning bid for the project. The goal: an asphalt surface with a 20-year lifespan placed on this unique bridge-tunnel system. The success of the...
Like many other state highway agencies, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is extensively working to determine how to best incorporate recycled materials such as recycled asphalt pavement (RAP), recycled crumb rubber, and crushed concrete into their roads. With the change in recycling streams over the past few years, the interest in diverting plastics from the waste stream for...
For the better part of two decades, researchers and departments of transportation have invested millions of dollars into laboratory asphalt mixture testing in order to improve design and performance. Much effort has been spent on directly measuring the physical engineering properties of asphalt mixtures through devices such as the AMPT (Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester) in an effort to improve...
The Virginia Asphalt Association, in partnership with HeadLight, is proud to announce HeadLight Smartforms, the digitization of several VDOT forms related to density testing and tack coat application rates. Smartforms not only automates calculations but incorporates pictures for complete project documentation. HeadLight Smartforms allows your field technicians to complete their testing in the field through a robust technology that reduces...
My name is Will Jackson. I will graduate from Randolph-Macon College in December of 2022 with a degree in Business Management. After graduation, I will join the workforce as an employee of my family’s business in North Carolina. Ever since I was 10, I have been spending my summers working for my father in the auto body business his grandfather...
The new VAA 2022-2023 Membership Directory is now available to view on the VAA News App and the VAA website. Click on the people icon at the bottom of the news app screen to access the directory.  Hard copies of the directory will be mailed on June 1. Also available are the photos from VAA’s 71st Annual Meeting in Charleston. ...
For the first time in nearly two decades, VAA traveled across two states and arrived in Lowcountry, Charleston, South Carolina, for its annual meeting. The 71st Annual Meeting was hosted at The Charleston Place in the historic district. Nearly 150 VAA members, significant others and guests enjoyed Chamber of Commerce weather over the three days. The kickoff to the meeting...
Now that everyone has settled into the new year and beautiful weather is upon us, Women of Asphalt Virginia (WofA Virginia) is gearing up for another get-together! Our fellow members at Associated Asphalt have graciously offered their corporate office with stunning 9th-floor views of Roanoke as our next location for a Spring Evening Reception. It will take place on...
Ready to reach new customers? Ready to display your latest and greatest innovations? Want to grow your network? Then what are you waiting for? The Mid-Atlantic Asphalt Expo exhibitor registration is now open. Building on the success of MAAE 2021, which had more than 600 attendees and 70 exhibitors, MAAE 2022 is on track to be bigger and better. MAAE...
To say 2021 was an eventful year would be an understatement! The industry and the association rode an “exciting” roller coaster due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. To see how COVID impacted VAA, get your copy of the 2021 Annual Report. The report can be viewed and downloaded from the VAA Website. While it is a quick read, the...
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