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With 14 departments of transportation (DOTs) earning a 2021 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA): By Performance, breaking the record of PPAs: By Performance awarded in a single year, this year's winning projects epitomize the long-life asphalt pavements that reflect the characteristics of a Perpetual Pavement design: excellence in design, quality in construction, and value to taxpayers. To learn more about the 2021 PPA:By Performance winners, please click the projects below:

On August 23, 2022, Colton Robison, Executive Director of the Mississippi Asphalt Pavement Association (MAPA), Michael Ellis, MAPA Board President, and Jason Brewer, MAPA Member, presented the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) with their sixth PPA: By Performance obleisk for their work on US 82 in Lowndes County. Accepting the award was John Caldwell, MDOT Northern Transportation Commissioner, Tom Kimg, MDOT Southern Transportation Commissioner, and Willie Simmons, MDOT Central Transportation Commissioner, 
 
Pictured from left to right are Ellis, Caldwell, King, Simmons, Robison, and Brewer.
 
On May 17, 2022, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) was presented with their very first PPA. NDOT Director Kristina Swallow, P.E., and Chief Materials Engineer, Materials Division, Changlin (Charlie) Pan, Ph.D., P.E., happily accepted the coveted obelisk from APA National Director Amy Miller, P.E., and Asphalt Institute Senior Regional Engineer Bob Humer. 
 
Pictured from left to right are Humer, Pan, Swallow, and Miller.
 

 

 

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) SR 7 (MP 18.14 to MP 22.53) in Pierce County  

On November 18, 2022, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) was presented with their 8th PPA: By Performance at WAPA's 68th Annual Meeting and 2022 Quality Paving Awards Banquet. WSDOT also earned their 2nd PPA: By Design and PPA: By Conversion. Accepting the award from WAPA Executive Director Dave Gent was WSDOT Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar, WSDOT Assistant Regional Administrator-Olympic Region MaryLou Shannon, and WSDOT State Pavement Management Engineer Karen Strauss.
 
Pictured from left to right are Millar, Shannon, Strauss, and Gent.