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February 22, 2024

Indiana Concrete Pavement Workshop & Awards, Then Center, 6320 Intech Parkway, Indianapolis

March 12-14, 2024

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Call for Nominations: Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards 

Nominations for the 2024 Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards are now being accepted for projects that were completed in 2023. The portal is active and available for submitting project details and photos. It is an “on-line-only” process and you may access the site by clicking here and following instructions to set up your own access and begin your nomination. 

Nominations are due by January 16, 2024 and we will announce results in early February with a presentation taking place at our 2024 Indiana Concrete Pavement Workshop on February 22, 2024, being held this year at “The Center” (The Heritage Group HQ and Conference Center) at 6320 Intech Way, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Contact Patrick Long at plong@pavement.com if any questions. 

Milestone Team December 2023 ACPA Awards Program     

Indiana Chapter Member Milestone Contractors, LP Wins Four National Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards

The Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) is pleased to announce that four projects in Indiana were recognized at the national ACPA’s 34th Annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavements” Award program. Thirty-one projects were recognized nationwide.

The national awards program recognizes quality concrete pavements constructed in the United States and Canada, encouraging high-quality workmanship, quality, and creativity in concrete pavement construction and rehabilitation. Projects are originally judged on a state or regional level through the ACPA Federation of Affiliates, which is a prerequisite for consideration at the national level.

Projects are recognized as Silver or Gold Level for their respective categories. Indiana’s four national award winners are listed below.

Category: County Roads GOLD

Reconstruction: Bass Road (Phases 2 and 3: Hillegas Rd. to Clifty Pkwy), Allen County, IN

Owner: Allen County Highway Department

Contractor: Milestone Contractors, LP

Bass Road, Allen County, Indiana

Design Engineer: American Structurepoint, Inc.

Bass Road

Category: Overlays (Streets & Roads) GOLD

Cannelburg Road (Phases 4 and 5), Daviess County, IN

Owner: Daviess County

Contractor: Milestone Contractors, LP

Design Engineer: Lochmueller Group

Cannelburg Road, Daviess County, Indiana

Category: Overlays (Streets & Roads) SILVER

Intersection Improvements: Adams Center and Tillman Road, Allen County, Indiana

Owner: Allen County Highway Department

Contractor: Milestone Contractors, LP

Adams Center & Tillman Road                                                                                                       Category: Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation (CPR) SILVER

East 56th Street Pavement Rehabilitation, Indianapolis, IN

Owner: Indianapolis Dept. of Public Works

Contractor: Milestone Contractors, LP

Design Engineer: First Group Engineering

East 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN
Steve Friess, Milestone Contractors, LP

Milestone Contractors Steve Friess Wraps up a Busy Year as Chairman of ACPA National Board of Directors

Steve Friess, Vice President of Concrete Operations at Milestone Contractors, LP, became Chairman of the ACPA Board of Directors (National) at the association’s annual meeting in Nashville, TN on December 1, 2022.  As 2023 comes to a close, Steve is wrapping up a very busy year at the helm of the national board of directors. ACPA (national) President and CEO Laura O’Neil Kaumo offered the following on Steve’s year as Chairman:

ACPA Chairman Steve Friess. Steve’s commitment and boundless energy have offered inspiration to many of our members and the ACPA staff. Steve has travelled across the country meeting with members, attending shows, and bringing in member prospects. It is tough to catch Steve, but when you do, you are certain to have a good laugh, talk paving, and likely raise a glass to all that’s good. Steve is a dedicated Chairman, with extensive contracting knowledge…and mostly, a heck of a guy! Thank you, Steve!”

Thank You Steve for your leadership and tireless energy!

Indiana Chapter ACPA’s First Executive Director, Mike Byers Retiring

After over 35 years of service to Indiana’s concrete paving industry, the first Executive Director of the Indiana Chapter APCA, Mike Byers is retiring at the end of 2023. Mike has served this industry with distinction and honor, building trust with agencies, industry, and academia through sound engineering and economic principles to ensure our members have ready access to the best practices in concrete pavement design, construction and maintenance as technology continues to evolve.  His grasp of material science and civil engineering and construction is matched by his practical understanding of market dynamics and the benefits of competition.

Mike spearheaded the effort to establish advanced concrete pavement related research at Purdue University in the name of ACPA and the effort has yielded some remarkable revelations and even more enlightening discovery through new research associates and professors at his Alma Mater. Boiler Up!

We wish Mike and his wife Patricia a wonderful retirement… but we’re going to keep his mobile phone working… because he’s a wealth of knowledge and counsel! Thank you for all you’ve done Mike!