Earlier this month, the ACPA Pennsylvania chapter conducted a site visit to five of the seven concrete roundabouts in the Commonwealth for the Pennsylvania House Concrete Pavement Caucus, all of which are located in southwestern PA.
The tour also included a stop at the portable batch plant where participants saw first-hand how portland cement is blended with aggregates and admixtures to make concrete. Our last stop was in the median of Interstate 70, where Dave Sciullo, ACPA/PA Chair and ACPA/National Board Member, was able to show some of the equipment being used by Golden Triangle Construction on several projects that are being reconstructed with concrete between New Stanton and Washington, PA.
“This tour provided our legislators in Harrisburg the opportunity to learn a little bit more about the concrete pavement industry,” said John Becker, President of ACPA/PA. “The caucus toured a cement manufacturing plant two years ago, and this showed them first-hand how our contractors put that material to use.” Members of ACPA/PA were joined on the tour by several members of the legislature, including both the House Majority and Minority Transportation Committee Chairs. Following the tour, the group met to continue the dialogue on transportation funding, the state of the concrete pavement industry in the Commonwealth, and how competition in the paving market can help maximize our limited financial resources.