Kansas City Welcomes Midwest Pavement Preservation Partnership

Pavement Preservation Journal, Winter 2015, Vol. 8, No. 4
Jim Moulthrop, P.E., (PA, AZ)

Over 110 delegates from state DOTs, provincial agencies, local agencies, consultants and industry descended on Kansas City’s Crown Center for the 2015 Midwest Pavement Preservation Partnership meeting.

The MWPPP annual meeting took place Sept. 28-30, and was supported by some 27 equipment, material or service vendors who exhibited their emerging technologies.

The MPPP is composed of representatives from regional state and local highway agencies, provincial transport agencies, industry, suppliers, consultants, and academia, and is one of four such partnerships in North America.

The partnership seeks to develop sound pavement investment programs to gain infrastructure and operational efficiencies, and satisfy the reporting requirements of GASB 34.

While some states have developed preventive maintenance programs as a key step in preserving their pavement investment, and extending their serviceability with cost-effective preservation treatments, other states can benefit from a sharing of the knowledge gained from this experience. The partnerships encourage dissemination of sound preservation practices via a beneficial sharing of information on treatment designs, construction practices, performance measures and research needs.

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