Thursday, July 3, 2014

UAPA Newsletter President's Message July 2014

            I appreciate the opportunity to serve this year as the President of the Utah Asphalt Pavement Association (UAPA).  Looking back at our first year and the progress we have made since that time makes me proud.  It is exciting to see UAPA become a “brand name” in the industry here in Utah.

As we are in the middle of the construction season, it is more important than ever to stay engaged and involved in our cause.  Please take time to support our Lunch and Learns (the next one is happening on the 17th of July), committee meetings, and other industry events.

Reed and I have outlined out goals for this year and our work is cut out for us.  I am grateful that I had the chance last month to attend all of our committee meetings to see the great work that is currently being done from people all across our industry.  Thanks to all of the members and chairs of those committees that take so much time helping UAPA and industry become better.

This summer and fall promise to be both fun and productive as we prepare for another UDOT-UAPA Quarterly Meeting, more lunch and learns, and the 3rd Annual UAPA Golf Tournament.

In closing, I would like to thank Joe Johnson for the time he gave last year as our president.  Joe saw the association through many critical discussions and initiatives and his service has put this association on the right track to move forward and accomplish many more great things!  Thanks Joe!


                                                                                          -Craig Fabrizio

                                                                                          Staker Parson Companies

                                                                                          UAPA President 2014-2015

Wasatch Front Regional Council --PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND OPEN HOUSE--

The Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) has released its draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and is seeking public comment on projects identified for the program. The TIP is updated every year, with the current program outlining proposed new construction projects to be funded from 2015 through 2020.

Click here to view the Draft 2015-2020 TIP. 

Projects identified in the TIP come from the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTP identifies the long-range transportation needs for the region, including transit, roads, bicycle, and pedestrian projects. Amendments to the current RTP are also being considered and are available for public comment and review. The corresponding air quality conformity analyses will also be available.

Click here to view the proposed amendments and here for the RTP interactive online map.

These plans, programs, and projects are subject to public review and comment prior to consideration and possible adoption by the Regional Council.  The public review and comment period will begin on June 28, 2014 and run through August 2, 2014. An open house will be held at:


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

UTA Intermodal Center Plaza (outdoors)

250 South 600 West, Salt Lake City

4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


In the event of inclement weather, the open house will be moved into the adjacent Intermodal Center.  Further information is available on the Regional Council’s website at Comments may also be given to Sam Klemm at, or (801) 363-4250.  They can also be mailed to WFRC, 295 North Jimmy Doolittle Road, Salt Lake City, UT  84116. 


To assure the open house is available to all members of the public, accommodations for effective communication such as sign language interpreters or printed materials in alternate format must be requested at least five (5) working days prior to the date of the scheduled event(s). Requests should be directed to WFRC during business hours.


Para recibir esta informacion en Espanol, envie un correo electronico a Sam Klemm a




Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Executive Director's Message July 2014

A Busy Time of Year…

 The orange barrels on the road and the smell of fresh asphalt in the air tells me that we are in full swing and in the heart of the season as an industry.  And while we are busily engaged in bettering communities and neighborhoods up, down, and all across Utah, the Utah Asphalt Pavement Association (UAPA) is anxiously engaged in a number of activities that have served to promote and protect our industry here in the state.  Here’s a quick recap of just a few of the things that have been keeping the association engaged and active:

·       On June 16th, the association held its first-ever business roundtable for our placement and maintenance contractors.  The purpose of the meeting was to assess how UAPA can better serve the needs of these important members.  The discussion was frank, open, and honest.  And from it, UAPA now has several actionable items to help meet the needs of this segment of industry.

·       On June 17th, UAPA hosted Representative Johnny Anderson from the Utah House of Representatives on a plant tour and business roundtable at the facilities for Kilgore Companies.  As the association continues to grow and mature, such connections to people like Rep. Anderson will be vital to our efforts in helping to secure infrastructure funding for the state of Utah.  This meeting and plant tour was an important step in helping to lay that groundwork.

·       On June 30th, the association met with UDOT for our next installment of the UDOT-UAPA Quarterly Meeting.  At that meeting we continued to work with the department to move forward with important items from our Industry Improvement Agenda. 

·       Additionally, the association has recently held meetings with the APWA, Questar Gas Company, and participated in a FHWA EDC Initiative highlighting high friction surface courses.

July promises to be just as busy as June.  I hope you will join us for our Lunch and Learn on the 17th of July.  We’ll be lucky to hear from Joe Johnson on what goes in to producing quality hot mix asphalt along with the basics on how an asphalt plant works. 

We’re busy, but we are productive and we can always do more, so please do not hesitate to reach out to me if there is anything UAPA can do for you. 


                                                                                          - W. Reed Ryan

                                                                                          Executive Director

                                                                                         Utah Asphalt Pavement Association