VAA and GCC Hold In-Person Hybrid VECAT Classes

After nearly an 18-month absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia Education Center for Asphalt Technology hosted two in-person MCS credentialing classes! First, VECAT held the Asphalt Field Level I class on September...

Colony Produces Plastic Asphalt

During the week of September 26, Colony Construction joined in an effort led by the Virginia Transportation Research Council and Virginia Department of Transportation’s Richmond District. This research effort focused on producing asphalt concrete...

VAA and VDOT’s NOVA District Held a Progress Through Partnering Discussion

Since March 2020, COVID has made in-person meetings and discussions challenging. During this time, changes have occurred within industry and the Virginia Department of Transportation. One significant change for VDOT was the appointment of...

VDOT-VAA Statewide Traffic Engineer Cooperative Committee Summer Meeting

The summer meeting of the VDOT-VAA Traffic Engineering Cooperative Committee was held virtually on September 7 from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon. Even though it remained virtual, the meeting was still very well...

Farewell to Jack Hodge

Jack Scriven Hodge, 88, of Roanoke, Virginia, died peacefully at Brandon Oaks on Saturday, October 2, 2021. After graduation from the University of Virginia, he served in the United States Army at Ft. Knox, Kentucky....

Luck Stone Wins Last RJS Tournament of the Year

It was a drizzly day for a golf tournament, but spirits were high, and the Luck Stone team of Larry Estep, Allen Beasley, Harry Bryant and Toby Towler took advantage of the slow greens...

Together at Last – VAA and VDOT Meet in Richmond

On October 13, VAA hosted the 5th annual Discussion with the Department meeting at the Richmond Marriott Downtown. Attended by senior leaders from both VDOT and VAA, this was the first meeting of its...

Hall of Fame: Not Just for Athletes

In 2021, VAA Vice Chairman Chris Blevins and a team of other board members proposed the VAA Hall of Fame. At the August board of directors meeting, the board approved changes to the by-laws...

Salem District Engineer Ken King Presented with Perpetual Pavement Award

After more than 15 years, Virginia celebrated a Perpetual Pavement Award given by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance. APA recognized a section of I-81 southbound in the Salem District. While initially reported in the June...

VDOT’s SWaM Program – Part I

To inform VAA and VTCA members on the details of the SWaM program, both associations have collaborated with VDOT to prepare a series of articles covering the topic. Part I will be an overview...