The fifth and sixth SPS-2 Preservation Tech Day Events are planned for Oct. 2 and 3 in Abilene, KS, and Oct. 16 and 17 in Bismark and Fargo, ND.  Chapter Executives Todd LaTorella (MO/KS) and Art Thompson (ND) have been working closely with Larry Scofield to set up the events. 

At each event, participants gain valuable insights into long-lasting pavements, and have the opportunity to see a presentation on the SPS-2 test sections and their performance to date; an update on current concrete preservation strategies; and a discussion of the national pooled fund experiment to “piggy back” onto the existing SPS-2 experiment.  Afterward, participants then visit the 18 to 26 year old test sections. 

The original SPS-2 experiment was established to evaluate five design features: thickness, flexural strength, travel lane width, base type, and drainage. 

Click here to see details and registration information for the upcoming events, as well as information from events held earlier this year. Finally, to register for the upcoming events, please contact Cindy Allen for the MO/KS event ( or 913-381-2251) or Art Thompson for the event in ND ( | 701.371.4497‎).