The CO/WY Chapter of ACPA has supported the Wyoming Technology Transfer Center (WYT2/LTAP) as instructors for many years, and last week presented two full-day workshops on the theme of constructing and maintaining durable concrete pavement. Sarah Sanders and Angela Folkestad spoke to DOT, local agency, and consultant representatives in Rock Springs and Casper, Wyoming, about concrete materials, pavement design, specifications, good construction practices, and rehabilitation techniques. They rounded out the day with a discussion on concrete sustainability and were excited to welcome WYDOT’s concrete engineer, Whitney Wise, as a guest presenter on the second day.

The trip kicked off with a meeting with WYDOT’s materials leadership and staff on the potential for utilizing recycled concrete aggregates on an upcoming I-25 project. While traveling to and between the workshop locations, Sarah and Angela had the opportunity to drive on a recently constructed concrete paving project on I-80 and a 40+-year-old urban concrete roadway that is just now ready for rehabilitation. They also discovered a few roads that appear to be great candidates for a future concrete overlay.